G-STIC 2018 saw representatives from the University of Oxford, World Resources Forum (WRF), Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the European Commission, and G-STIC expressing their willingness to step up the collaboration in the field of technological innovation needed for the transition to a circular economy.
G-STIC 2018 looked in detail at
- "closing the material loop" from a post-consumption perspective,
- tracking products across their lifecycle, involving tagging and identification systems, and digital twinning,
- the role of urban flows in generating a circular economy at the city level.
G-STIC 2018 concluded that the contacts between digital and circular economy experts need to be strengthened to develop common approaches, and to showcase the opportunities of blockchain technology, Internet of Things, AI, Big Data, product identification, collaborative platforms,…