Topolytics analysing UK waste

10 April 2019

Scottish data and analytics firm Topolytics has partnered with the Ordnance Survey to monitor and track all of the UK’s waste.

The former was selected by the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to design a “smart” system to capture the more than 20 million movements of waste from their sources through to final processing or disposal.

Topolytics has started designing the system on its WasteMap analytics platform that makes waste management more cost and resource efficient. It takes and processes data from many different sources and applies data science, mapping and geographic analytics to identify and qualify the sources, types and movements of different materials – making the waste system visible and verifiable.

The system will track all slow-moving and hazardous waste from homes, local authorities, businesses and the construction sector. “We are excited to be partnering with the Ordnance Survey on delivering a powerful and practical solution for the UK’s environmental regulators and waste managers,” said Topolytics chief executive officer, Michael Groves. “Our combination of waste industry experience, software development, data science and geospatial analytics is a powerful mix.”