A new online platform aims to address the logistical challenges of moving waste commodities across the recycling industry.
The new WasteTrade Haulage Portal aims to expedite the process of moving waste commodities from producer to recycler by utilising cutting-edge technology to address inefficiencies.
The portal offers a centralised platform where verified hauliers are registered, eliminating the need for companies to scout for reliable transport and allowing the user to make significant savings in time and expenses. It’s a major shift from the fragmented and time-consuming practices that previously characterised the sector and offers a seamless, streamlined process.
WasteTrade shoulders the responsibility of due diligence, requiring hauliers to upload their waste carrier licences and other relevant compliance documents before gaining portal access. By ensuring only registered carriers operate within the platform, the portal helps to eliminate the risk of working with unreliable entities, thereby fostering trust and guaranteeing the safe transportation of waste products.
The Portal also introduces an innovative solution to the sluggish task of price comparison. By displaying all haulage bids side-by-side within the platform, the exercise of seeking multiple haulage quotations becomes obsolete. This not only saves time for users but further reduces staff costs, promoting efficiency and productivity.
WasteTrade assumes the role of organising the entire haulage process, freeing users from having to coordinate it themselves. With the portal handling the logistics internally, the whole process is streamlined, which could see further time and cost savings for users.
The system’s automation is another milestone, substantially reducing human error, especially on vital customs documentation. By automatically populating these documents, the platform prevents costly customs delays and demurrage fees.
The platform improves recycling efficiency, reducing waste sent to landfill and incineration. It also prevents empty trucks from making pointless journeys, curtailing fuel usage and carbon emissions. In partnership with ThinkCarbon, the platform uses AI algorithms to track the carbon footprint of waste and recycling industries — a first-of-its-kind initiative to make the industry more sustainable.
Lastly, by boosting the efficiency of the recycling industry, the portal makes ethical recycling practices easier to access. Increased availability of profitable and ethical recycling options may reduce the occurrence of waste crimes, like illegal exporting, dumping, or burning of waste.
By addressing logistic inefficiencies, reducing costs, and promoting sustainability, the platform offers a comprehensive and user-friendly solution. Amidst the current climate emergency, such an innovative step could pave the way for more sustainable waste management solutions worldwide.