Should all roads lead to landfills? In this project, we research on the waste economy and design it into a circular economy model.
Until recently, all roads have led to landfills. However, given the increasing global emphasis on Circular Economy — from the very likes of the World Economic Forum, Sensing Local has taken a deep dive to research on the waste economy and design it into a circular economy model. The research proposes a comprehensive model to visualize the circular economy — a model that takes data on waste generation and properties of different components of waste as inputs and proposes the best optimized circular economy model as the output. This should enhance value in waste, optimize logistics, open up opportunities for new innovation and jobs while reducing the carbon footprint and pollution caused by waste in rural and urban areas.