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Leveraging Internet of Things to Revolutionize Waste Management

Leveraging Internet of Things to Revolutionize Waste Management
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Author(s): Mirjana Maksimovic (University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 17
Source title: Developing Eco-Cities Through Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Can It Really Work?
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0441-3.ch006

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Abstract

A continuously growing population and their migration to urban centers consequently leads to waste expansion. The rapidly increasing quantities of waste generated in the cities affect way of human life, environment and planet. Hence, the necessity for smarter, safer, and greener places have never been more urgent. The novel technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) particularly, holds the potential to better manage waste and recycling. The IoT-driven waste management systems positively influence achieving the vision of smart green cities. This article analyzes the role of smart and safe IoT-powered waste management system, highlights its benefits, and possibilities of implementation and evaluation. It is expected that the IoT-based waste management system will deal successfully with an increasing amount of diverse types of waste and through the realization of a smart green city vision will resolve numerous problems related to human health and environmental contamination.

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