Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry

Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) can contribute to better and more responsible waste handling. In conjunction with investment in service innovation this can result in a competitive advantage for businesses and societies on global markets, and thus contribute to sustainable future economic growth and employment important for Europe's future. However, RFID technology produces itself electronic waste that enters the waste stream. The report evaluates both perspectives.