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RFID technology improves the forestry value chain

Using RFID technology to keep track of different characteristics of incoming logs in sawmills will reduce the amount of processing waste and reduce workload.  As raw material is a big share of operating costs of sawmills, the new RFID system can help improve process efficiency.

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In 2010, 10.4 million tonnes of plastic waste were put on landfills in EU member states, but there were only a few damage-reducing techniques available to decrease this quantity. Recycling of plastics is one way of altering the material flow and an important element in municipal solid waste treatment, also applicable to waste from industry, craftsmen or commercial actors. After collecting and sorting the plastic waste, separating and recycling the different types of plastic will typically result in the production of new plastic products.