“Canada has a poor record on waste according to a recent international ranking of OECD countries by the Conference Board of Canada (Canada is 17th out of 17). Nationally, the amount of non-hazardous total waste (residential and non-residential) sent for disposal in 2010 was 25 million tonnes.” – Giroux Environmental Consulting Report. After the implementation of 3Rs strategy – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – there is still some residual material left over which requires disposal or treatment.
The other biggest challenge is that this waste is expensive to manage due to lack of proper waste handling and data. According to Statistics Canada, municipal governments in Canada spent more than $3.2 billion on waste collection, transport, disposal, and diversion in 2012.
We need to further integrate wastewater treatment and waste management systems (by including waste prevention, recycling, and composting in any disposal systems) while making a reduced environmental impact a top priority. At IoT, Big Data Waste Management Summit municipalities will be sharing their implemented approaches and new master plans for the effective waste handling.
That’s why 3rd Annual Intelligent Cities Summit is adding a day on Waste Management. The IoT, Big Data Waste Management will be held on Nov 6, 2018, at the same location, Beanfield Centre, to discuss some of the opportunities and challenges municipalities and industries are facing in terms of the waste handling and waste data collection.
Waste is one of the key problems in the modern society due to the ever-expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste with less known or accurate data.
The conference will provide a forum to exchange ideas and, discuss the current situation of waste among municipal professionals, researchers and, local authorities.