Veolia Environnement has unveiled a vision for the management of household waste in bin-less homes of the future which includes nanoscopic robots sorting materials, self-cleaning surfaces and water purification systems based on plants and bacteria.
- makes the installation of infrastructure easier,
- offers economies of scale,
- presents better collaborative opportunities,
- supports greater innovation, particularly through academic centres.
He said: “We know from studying cities across Europe that the best-performing cities use a combination of infrastructure investment and innovative policies to encourage sustainable lifestyles. A circular economy cannot be built piecemeal, a systems-wide approach is essential.”
- a kitchen where waste is sorted by nanoscopic robots and food packaging designed to degrade in line with sell-by dates,
- a bathroom featuring ultrasonic baths, self-cleaning surfaces and water purification based on systems found in plants and bacteria,
- paints and materials optimising natural light and improve energy conservation.