New technologies in waste management provide control, regulatory compliance and information for strategic decision making.
"New technologies in waste management provide control, regulatory compliance and information for strategic decision making."
What is Zero's history, who are you and what do you do?
Zero is a product developed by TEIMAS, a software company that has the particularity of specializing in technological solutions related to waste. The partners have been involved in the waste sector for more than 15 years and their knowledge of this activity is very deep, providing a fundamental know-how for the development of specialized software.
What milestones have you achieved this year, and what challenges do you foresee in the coming years?
The health crisis has put us all in a difficult context, but the TEIMAS team has demonstrated its great capacity for adaptation and flexibility in this situation. In addition, we have renewed our brand, moved to new, larger and more modern offices and increased our team, as we are convinced that it is in complex situations that great efforts must be made to detect and take advantage of opportunities.
We remain committed to a very ambitious strategic plan focused on the development and growth of our products and a solid commitment to internationalization. We want to be a technological reference in the waste sector worldwide.
What potential do you think the application of new technologies in waste management offers?
The digitization of companies in any field brings multiple advantages such as increased productivity, improved adaptability to changes of various kinds, attracting and retaining talent, etc. and, in this sense, new technologies in waste management provide control, regulatory compliance and, above all, a lot of information that can favor strategic decision-making in the field of sustainability, reinforcing the "green brand" image of a large corporation.
What are the challenges facing waste management in large corporations?
Awareness of environmental protection, concepts such as circular economy or impact economy are increasingly implemented, not only in companies, but also in the new legal frameworks that are being established at all levels. For example, with the new RD 553 on shipments or the new waste law that will probably come into force in 2021, the regulatory requirement will be increasingly strong for waste producers and, therefore, they will need to increase control over the production and management of their waste.
You say that your software for waste management in large corporations, Zero, allows traceability of waste data. Can you give us an example?
At the end of this year we will launch our CADENA project, a project that we have developed in collaboration with Wayra, Telefónica's innovation hub, where through Blockchain technology we want to provide a solution to the traceability of waste from its production to the end point of its management. It is an ambitious and complex project, but we understand that it is very necessary in view of the regulatory requirements mentioned above.
Could you tell us about any case study or outstanding project in which you have participated or are working on?
An important project, due to its scope and because it meant the previous step to the development and launch of our Zero product, is the collaboration we have been carrying out since 2017 with Telefónica and its platform for the management of its waste, GReTel. We have successfully carried out the development and implementation of this platform in all the countries where Telefónica operates in LATAM and Europe.
This article was published in Waste Managers #7.