Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Waste Management

Year of Publication

2020

This perspective article explores the suitability of blockchain technology in overcoming challenges related to sustainable waste management.

Source:

Frontiers in Political Science

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

This perspective article explores the suitability of blockchain technology in overcoming challenges related to sustainable waste management. In particular, it discusses the opportunities and challenges for blockchain in (1) offering clarity in property rights of products and wastes, (2) supporting law and policy goals by incentivizing sustainable waste management, and (3) maintaining anonymity and privacy for institutions and individuals.