29 January 2021


2 minuten

The digital transformation of the waste process

Using digital technology to make your processes more efficient and to create more value sounds like a great opportunity for companies. Many markets and processes have been digitally transformed and have found new sales opportunities. In addition they see how new entrants disrupt current markets. Think of the countless mobile and web applications, blockchain for cryptocurrencies, machine learning, augmented reality, drones for delivery and other technologies for process automation. And there are huge opportunities for secondary processes such as the waste process as well, not just for primary processes.

A digital waste process offers opportunities

Traditionally, the waste process has been viewed as the hidden side of business operations. Something to be kept out of sight rather than put in the spotlight, and the focus tends to shift away from it as it is a secondary business process. This is a shame, because digital transformation actually offers huge opportunities for more effective and efficient waste management. Moreover, it is a step in the right direct to not only save costs, but to make the organization more sustainable as well

Back in control of your waste process

Digitizing the waste process results in insights to set goals on. This provides direction and stimulates a continuous focus on process optimization. Additionally, digital transformation also boosts improved collaboration between departments since all departments use the same data source within their area of responsibility.


With our choice for Milgro and their digital approach, we spend less time on waste-related processes. Reporting also takes way less time. In addition, our collaboration leads to optimizations based on Milgro's advice and support.

Ivo Ijsseldijk, QHSE manager Amcor Flexibles

Benefits of digital waste management

  • Effective collaboration within one platform
  • Efficient waste management, from order to invoice
  • Improved financial insights
  • Decreasing the margin of error
  • Steppingstone to sustainable waste management

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Digital transition is time-consuming

Digitizing a process starts with a vision, an implementation plan and either setting up a project team or engaging an external partner to take care of the process. Often, the aim is to make this change with as little time and resources as possible. When it comes to digitizing the waste process, there is good news to share, because investing a lot of time and money is not necessary. The process can be implemented in your organization without too much effort when you make use of an existing renowned platform and an experienced partner.

From a digital transformation to a natural resources transition

Reducing the negative impact organizations have on the environment is a key focus area for companies, also instigated by government regulations. Creating insight into all processes, including the waste process, leads to a procedure that gives direction and focus to making operational management more sustainable. The step to a natural resources transition starts with the sustainable management of waste, reducing unnecessary wastage and, in the next step, the sustainable management of natural resources. Yet, knowledge of the outflow of the organization is crucial for an accurate direction of the inflow.

Now is the time to digitize the waste process

Now that the opportunities entailing the waste process digitizing are clear, it is time to take the first step. Request a waste scan free of charge and any obligations. One of our experts will contact you to assess your waste process. This way you will learn exactly the opportunities for your company in particular so the digitization process can be implemented.
Still not convinced of the opportunities detailed in this blog? Read our fact sheet.

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