Infosys leverages smart technology to transition the value chain of waste to a low carbon economy. We partner with the waste management industry to convert a carbon intensive business into a circular carbon enterprise. Our team drives decarbonization at the enterprise and process levels by implementing smart solutions.
Infosys adopts a holistic approach to decarbonization of waste management. Our framework helps waste management enterprises to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in the United States and the Waste Framework Directive of the European Union.
Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors embedded in smart bins relay data about fill rates so that waste collection vehicles can optimize schedules using the most optimal routes. Smart logistics reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reverse logistics return segregated waste back to manufacturers to be converted into new or recycled products.
Landfills emit methane, which is an environmental as well as an occupational hazard. Infosys is an investor in Airviz, a startup incubated at Carnegie Mellon University that uses patent-pending big data technology for sensing and visualization of air quality.
Our team enables optimal landfill management by creating 3-D models from drones for accurate air space calculation of landfills. High-resolution orthogonal and oblique imagery is processed by algorithms using photogrammetry to stitch multiple images and generate a 3D point cloud.
Infosys is a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2060 certified carbon neutral company, 30 years before the Paris Agreement deadline. We are a founding member of the Open Footprint™ Forum that develops open standards for accurate measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Digital technology enables smart logistics and optimal landfill management.
Regulation is an opportunity for sustainable waste management by leveraging smart technology.
Waste management can be the catalyst for decarbonization and the circular carbon economy.