What if... the Internet of Things facilitated the development of a circular economy?: PH4-176/2017E-PDF

"The Internet of Things could accelerate the shift to a global circular economy, which may help address resource constraints, mitigate adverse environmental impacts and generate sustainable economic growth. A mere decrease of resources and energy used per unit of economic output does not address the finite nature of resources and the limits on the carrying capacity of the planet. According to the World Bank, global waste generation will reach 6.5 million tons of solid waste every day by 2025. What if much of this waste could be repurposed and integrated back into the economy rather than going into the landfill?"--p. 3.

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Department/Agency Policy Horizons Canada.
Title What if... the Internet of Things facilitated the development of a circular economy?
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Et si... l'Internet des objets facilitait le développement d'une économie circulaire? "Canada 2030 - Sustainability." "Canada 2030 series"--Verso of cover.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 7 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-07282-1
Catalogue Number
  • PH4-176/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Internet, Economic impact