It is no secret that sustainability within the logistics sector is a huge talking point. Reducing the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming is a responsibility felt by all of us. Emissions from the transportation sector, both domestic and commercially, accounts for a large percentage of overall global emissions. Our commitment is to reduce greenhouse gases within the sector by innovating dimensioning within logistics. Accurate dimensions, in turn, leads to accurate cargo planning and loading. Data is collated, including stored images, using Freight Measure and can be used to form on target pricing eliminating estimations. How can we as a company use Freight Measure to promote better sustainability within logistics? Many logistics companies pledge to have zero emissions by a target date by converting to electric or hybrid vehicles and reaching for technology to streamline warehouse processes in keeping with demand. Ocean and air freight are the biggest contributors, with road transport following behind. We at GPC pledge to assist companies, in keeping with international law, to focus on automation and digitisation. The technology we have created using artificial intelligence (in conjunction with Intel RealSense 3D cameras and other hardware manufacturers) excels at simplifying dimensioning, increasing accuracy and cargo optimisation. Clear dimensions of freight which are obtained within 1 second using Freight Measure, means forward planning is easier and cost effective. Precise cargo loading will reduce half loads and work towards a sustainable future hand in hand with Freight Measure.
Minister of State with special responsibility for the Circular Economy and Communications Ossian Smyth, TD, has announced €490,000 in funding for 10 projects that are looking to boost Ireland’s circular economy.
These projects are designed to foster sustainable practices by reducing waste and to keep resources in use for as long as possible. The funding comes from the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS), which was initially to receive €250,000 but was increased by an additional €240,000 after the quality of applications was observed.
The selected projects range from marine plastics and construction to fashion and reusable food packing.
The UK government has an opportunity to create new jobs and drive economic growth through expanding the circular economy. This sees products and resources kept in use for as long as possible through reuse, recovery, remanufacturing and recycling. The UK’s current approach is unsustainable. Too many products and materials are cast aside without a structure in place to reclaim them or prolong their use. Too much value is lost through destruction and disposal. A reused iPhone, for example, retains around 48 per cent of its original value, whereas as recyclate it retains just 0.24 per cent. Here Green Alliance shows that greater government ambition for an effective and expanded circular economy by 2035 would create hundreds of thousands of new jobs across the country. Just a few new policies focused on improving the use of valuable resources, led by the Treasury, would help to drive economic growth and the government’s own levelling up agenda, while supporting environmental aspirations.