How Companies are Using Blockchain to Disrupt the Environmental Sector

Waste360 has rounded up some companies that are utilizing blockchain technology in the waste and recycling industry.

Megan Greenwalt, Freelance writer

June 6, 2018

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Blockchain technology is disrupting the energy, climate and environmental sectors across the globe. The technology works as a value exchange protocol. Transactions can be transfers of digital tokens representing currency, information or even the assignment of a library book ID. Blockchains are distributed across large, open, peer-to-peer networks, making them difficult to hack or fail. Because information changes are verified and immutably recorded across a network, records cannot be changed or tampered with.

Waste and recycling companies are utilizing this technology to reward people for recycling, solar energy generation, decentralizing energy and other waste management-related transactions. In this gallery, Waste360 has rounded up some companies that are part of the disruption when it comes to utilizing blockchain technology in the waste and recycling industry.

About the Author(s)

Megan Greenwalt

Freelance writer, Waste360

Megan Greenwalt is a freelance writer based in Youngstown, Ohio, covering collection & transfer and technology for Waste360. She also is the marketing and communications advisor for a property preservation company in Valley View, Ohio, and a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Prior to her current roles, Greenwalt served as the associate editor of Waste & Recycling News for three years and as features editor for a local newspaper in Warren, Ohio, for more than five years. Greenwalt is a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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