How the IoT Can Reduce Waste

The hype that comes with the Internet of Things means that more people are seeing its diverse uses, and these include ecological applications. In particular, the Pew Research Center Internet Project indicates that the IoT will improve the efficiency of waste reduction. With environmental concerns becoming more apparent today, many are looking to the tech as a timely response to said issue. So how exactly can the IoT reduce waste? The key to understanding this is to consider waste in terms of its larger, societal context. We used to define waste as a by-product and inevitable component of industrialization. But in a world that has become dependent on production and consumption, waste has al