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Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy

Author: Antonis Mavropoulos; Anders Nilsen; Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] Wiley Boston, MA Safari 2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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How the marriage of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can radically transform waste management--and our world Do we really have to make a choice between a wasteless and nonproductive world or a wasteful and ultimately self-destructive one? Futurist and world-renowned waste management scientist Antonis Mavropoulos and sustainable business developer and digital strategist Anders Nilsen respond with a ringing and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonis Mavropoulos; Anders Nilsen; Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
ISBN: 9781119699279 1119699274
OCLC Number: 1263356191
Accession No: (DE-627)1766134181 (DE-599)KEP067580998 (ORHE)9781119699279 (EBP)067580998
Notes: Online resource; Title from title page (viewed November 16, 2020).
Description: 1 online resource (448 pages)
Responsibility: Mavropoulos, Antonis.

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How the marriage of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can radically transform waste management--and our world Do we really have to make a choice between a wasteless and nonproductive world or a wasteful and ultimately self-destructive one? Futurist and world-renowned waste management scientist Antonis Mavropoulos and sustainable business developer and digital strategist Anders Nilsen respond with a ringing and optimistic “No!” They explore the Earth-changing potential of a happy (and wasteless) marriage between Industry 4.0 and a Circular Economy that could--with properly reshaped waste management practices--deliver transformative environmental, health, and societal benefits. This book is about the possibility of a brand-new world and the challenges to achieve it. The fourth industrial revolution has given us innovations including robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, and biotech. By using these technologies to advance the Circular Economy--where industry produces more durable materials and runs on its own byproducts--the waste management industry will become a central element of a more sustainable world and can ensure its own, but well beyond business as usual, future. Mavropoulos and Nilsen look at how this can be achieved--a wasteless world will require more waste management--and examine obstacles and opportunities such as demographics, urbanization, global warming, and the environmental strain caused by the rise of the global middle class. · Explore the new prevention, reduction, and elimination methods transforming waste management · Comprehend and capitalize on the business implications for the sector · Understand the theory via practical examples and case studies · Appreciate the social benefits of the new approach Waste-management has always been vital for the protection of health and the environment. Now it can become a crucial role model in showing how Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy can converge to ensure flourishing, sustainable--and much brighter--future.

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