February 3, 2017: Company announcement
"Closing the loop" - Circulation economy in a large city is feasible. The FORCE project, which was launched in the autumn of 2016, aims to show how circuits are closed through innovative measures across Europe. For the first time the new big-data-based possibilities of information technology will be used.
Hamburg - FORCE - Cities Cooperating for Circular Economy - under this motto, objects, devices and materials are to be used as directly as possible in the cities or recycled. 22 partners in four European metropolises are developing new concepts for selected material flows over the next four years. In Copenhagen, everything is about plastics. In Lisbon, the focus is on bio- and wood waste in Genoa.
Hamburg is also one of the four FORCE cities. In the Hansestadt, the possibilities for the further use and repair of electrical appliances are supported by the use of a new information system for the citizens. Likewise, new collection procedures and targeted measures for the decomposition and better material recycling are initiated. Consist ITU Environmental Software GmbH provides the necessary big data solutions for the information systems. Further Hamburg cooperation partners are Stadtreinigung Hamburg, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Senatskanzlei), the HafenCity University, the Applied Sciences Academy and Aurubis AG.
Through the use of Big Data, FORCE will decisively improve the state of the art in waste management for strategic metals. Consist ITU, a specialist in software in the waste management sector, will use the related technologies: an app provides the citizens with up-to-date information on the resale value, the repair and disposal possibilities, as well as on the way to the correct material utilization for their old or repairable equipment . The basis is a software that constantly researches and analyzes the corresponding data on the Internet. In addition to this practical benefit for the consumer, the evaluations of the data provide the local decision-makers with important information on the management of the circulatory economy.
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