Big Data Analytics: Driving the Future of Smart Waste Management
22 Nov 2022

Big Data Analytics: Driving the Future of Smart Waste Management

“Big Data Analytics unleashes the power of data that helps corporations and municipalities make real-time decisions using the actionable insights provided by the analyzed data. It helps smart city projects drive sustainability, attain efficiency, and promote resilience.”

Organizations are leveraging the benefits of digital tools and technologies, companies are driving growth, and businesses are experiencing a paradigm shift in how they do their business.

Big Data Analytics, as the name suggests, refers to the process of using the complex process of examining big data to uncover information such as market trends and customer preferences that help organizations make informed business decisions and reap the digitization benefits.

Both historically and in the present scenario, refined data helps make better decisions.

It bridges the gaps between what exists and what is needed to identify loopholes, provide inputs, and accelerate its vision to digitize businesses.

Not only this, but organizations also utilize digital tools and technologies that establish connections with API and other software integrations to deliver a hassle-free streamlining of their business processes.

A smart city encompasses smart ways to mitigate waste, enhance traffic, promote hassle-free smart parking, and many more efficient operations that directly or indirectly work, deriving decisions based on data insights.

Cloud storage becomes more significant while talking about digitization as it leverages the potential of data and, at the same time, leads to a hassle-free combination of people, technology, and business processes.

Businesses in logistics and supply chains use big data analytics for many business processes as it unveils higher competency.

Big data in supply chain management (SCM) can significantly impact the industry, including transportation, parking, and traffic management.

Big data directly influences transportation capacity in future cities, significantly increasing urbanization over the last decade to promote an urban area across the cities by 2050.

Furthermore, digital tools and technologies that are as emerging as big data have the potential to transform the entire transportation system that utilizes the superstructure of a smart city.

Now, the question arises of how extensive data analysis helps transport management which lies in the answer of utilizing digital technologies to define it via modeling and analysis of urban transportation and distribution networks using enormous data sets created by GPS, mobile phones, 4G, Tetra, LTE, among others as transactional data from the company activities.

Furthermore, a deep dive into the passengers’ travel patterns help transportation providers make better judgments regarding service quality which further helps manage traffic.

Local and national polls demonstrate the paradigm’s applicability to computing the time the passengers took to board and exit trains, Metro, and iBus vehicle position data combined with information from smart cards.

Big Data Analytics also helps organizations by providing new insights into economic performance.

For instance, Dublin, Ireland, is one of a group of cities that partners with Mastercard under its City Possible initiative. Insights from Mastercard’s city spending based on the data analyses used to help the council better understand the spending patterns of consumers and tourists compare Dublin’s performance to that of remaining Ireland.

The wide array of applications of Big Data Analytics not only suffice here but covers a whole range of smart city solutions that uncover the rising potential of smart data analysis and promote other emerging technologies such as AI and IoT.

For instance, the very principle of managing solid waste via employing IoT is embedding smart sensors connected to the waste collection bins placed on the streets of cities delivering hassle-free waste collection.

These sensors alert the waste collection vehicles, which get re-routed to the directions where waste accumulation is comparatively higher and thereby help streets get rid of it digitally, promoting smart waste management.


Smart Cities are now a reality. A few decades ago, which seemed like a dream, it is now changing the way of living by delivering digitized standards across the cities, promoting sustainability, efficiency, and resilience.

Not only this, but big data analytics also allows corporations and municipalities to get a real-time view of waste management capabilities by delivering hassle-free, smooth, and easy innovative waste management processes.

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