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This section includes articles about how companies and individuals can use RFID to improve recycling, become more environmentally responsible and reduce human impact on the environment.
Smartrac, Partners Aim for Green Tags
The Green Tag Program offers green certification to UHF and NFC tags sold by Smartrac that omit heavy metals, adhesives and chemical etching processes as tags are increasingly being applied to products and packaging that might be recycled.
Environment Case Studies
RFID Helps Vacuum Up Waste at Pneumatic Disposal Sites
Finnish technology company MariMatic Oy is providing companies and municipalities with an underground waste and recycling system that uses RFID to allow access to authorized users only, and to store data about who used each receptacle.
Ocean Floor Data Transmitted With Help from Lobsters
Research company Gloucester Innovation and the Massachusetts Lobstermen Association are building a network to track the health and conditions of the sea bed, using Sigfox LPWAN transmissions to capture data from sensors mounted in lobster traps.
Environment Editor's Notes
Recognizing Kevin Ashton's Contributions to RFID Journal
The co-founder of the MIT Auto-ID Center and soon-to-be author wrote a column for 10 years that added greatly to the world's understanding of RFID's role in business and society.
Environment Expert Views
How the IoT Is Helping Our Environment
The Internet of Things offers numerous applications and benefits for animals and their surroundings.
Environment Best Practices
Thinking Inside the Box
A new era of smart packaging—embedding RFID in boxes—is on the horizon. But first, technical challenges and cost concerns need to be overcome.
Environment White Papers
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