Smart City Solutions
Business areas / Smart City Solutions
About the issue

Sustainable urbanization is key to guaranteeing a safe, reliable, good- quality living, without costing the environment and the people. Rapid urbanization without considering social and environmental stability has led to increase in greenhouse gas emissions, making cities susceptible to the effects of climate change, and rise in socio-economic disparities.

Our work

We at ALBA work at minimizing these social and environmental impacts through expert know-how, methods of innovation and smart technologies to identify and close the gaps and deliver sustainable process flows. We excel in end-of-life management by maximizing resource and energy recovery and prolonging the life of the resources through proper recycling, thus closing the loop.

The links between smart technology and sustainable development are immediate economic realities. These links are leading to a greater demand for the Internet of Things (IoT) and more efficient, technology-directed waste management.

When we define smart cities, the solutions need not always mean only IoT based systems and smart technologies. The whole process starts with an active dialogue, between all stakeholders in the waste management supply chain. From the dialogue, we can analyse the loopholes, the different use cases and the design challenges which would require innovation. Solutions need not always be found within the waste management industry and can be often found outside where they face similar issues. The key here is to link and adopt technologies to enable the systems to become more adept, resilient and an improvement over the existing systems.

As we expand in Asia, we use a combination of new strategies and technologies to help cities deal with growing volumes of waste and facilitate take-back systems and segregation processes paving way for a circular economy. The solutions we implement are smart but sustainable and focus on decreasing carbon emissions, increasing manpower productivity and increasing recycling rates.

Our Sub-Segments
  • Waste Collection - Waste collection activities including municipal, food, industrial waste.
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) / Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) and Deposit Refund Scheme (DRS) - Operator of Producer Responsibility Scheme and Deposit Refund System
  • Internet of Recycling - Incorporation of Informal sector and digitalization of traditional waste collection systems and closing the loop with producers through issuance of plastic credits
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment - Setting up and operation of WEEE recycling facility

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Smart City Solutions

Business Cases

We build up circular economies in Asia through the implementation of scalable and holistic recycling solutions.

Hong Kong, China
Singapore, Singapore
Hong Kong, China

Pioneering the recycling industry

ALBA is committed to the environment and to future generations.