Partitalia has launched a blockchain-based project for waste management. 

Thanks to investments in R&D for more than 7% of turnover, the ICT company from Lainate, created in 2001, which produces and sells smart cards, tags and RFID readers, plans to launch new technologies over the next two years, including blockchain-based solutions applied to waste collection. 

Partitalia has selected three universities of international importance for its development projects: the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, the University of Pisa and the Politecnico di Milano. In addition, for the project related to waste collection, a collaboration has been started with the Meditchain consortium of Palermo, a group created specifically to bring technological expertise in the blockchain space. 

The CEO of Partitalia, Luca Del Col Balletto, said: 

“The planned investments will lead to the development of wearable systems aimed at simplifying the procedures of the different application sectors, as well as the implementation of technologies based on artificial intelligence and Blockchain systems applied to waste collection”. 

President Meditchain, Marco Di Marco, added: 

“Partitalia represents a very significant addition for our Blockchain Consortium, in relation to our mission, because it introduces the use of DLT technology in a particular and strategic sector of the circular economy, the management of the cycle and the valorisation of waste; this type of economy will have a very important and significant impact and development in the coming years because it will serve to combat the emergency related to the pollution of our planet, the Global Warning.  […] We believe that Partitalia is a candidate for being a leading national player in the management of the waste cycle, creating an ecosystem certified by Blockchain that will create an overall incentive system for the citizen and efficient for the Public Administration and / or Multiutility companies, which must ensure a precise and timely service based on the actual calculation of waste produced and delivered for landfill. For this reason, guaranteeing the certification of the entire supply chain in a technological and certified manner is a goal that cannot be evaded in the near future”. 

The blockchain project for waste collection will be presented in detail at Ecomondo 2019, the reference fair for industrial and technological innovation in the circular economy to be held in Rimini from November 5th to 8th, 2019. 

Partitalia plans to launch new wearable sensors for waste collection. In particular, the “Discovery Mobile” bracelet identifies the data of the RFID tags applied to the bag or bin during the periodic collection (Tarip), and allows the monitoring of vital and environmental parameters during work performance, and precise traceability of deliveries.