Government invests in smart waste tracking
As part of Defra's £20m GovTech Catalyst fund, the government is awarding £1m funding to two UK companies. Anthesis, a digital specialist, and Topolytics, which provides waste analytics, have been chosen to build prototypes for the UK's first comprehensive digital waste tracking system.The prototypes will include all international waste shipments and it is hoped the new system will provide more effective tracking of waste, from shipment through to final destination. Waste crimes co
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