informing European policy on RFID and waste
In June 2009, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the "Internet of Things – An Action Plan for Europe” which laid down 14 lines of action to ensure Europe plays a leading role in influencing the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) works and is able to enjoy the associated benefits in terms of economic growth and individual well-being. Action Line 12 refers to waste management: "RFID in recycling lines". The European Commission invited RAND Europe, the Institut für Aufbereitung und Recycling RWTH Aachen University and P3 Ingenieurgesellschaft to study the role of RFID in waste management and to analyse the benefits RFID can offer to the end-of-life phase. The results were presented during a workshop on 11 July 2012, and are to inspire the launch of a community of interest on RFID and waste.
More on EU RFID & Internet of Things Policy: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/rfid/index_en.htm
About 40 people with a keen interest in RFID and waste management gathered for a workshop to launch an "RFID and Waste community of interest" on 11 July 2012 in the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts Academy Palace in Brussels. All presentations are made available by the speakers, and can be opened by clicking on the name of the contributor in the programme, below. A report on the meeting, calling for further action, is available here.