Two firms awarded funding for UK’s first digital waste tracking system

Two companies have been awarded up to £1 million by the government to build prototypes for the UK’s first comprehensive digital waste tracking system.

DEFRA announced today that digital specialists Anthesis and waste analytics company Topolytics will receive the grant as part of the government’s £20m GovTech Catalyst fund.

The firms were picked from a shortlist of five in the latest stage of the Cabinet Office’s competition and  will aim to prove the feasibility of using emerging technology to record and track individual movements of waste through the economy. 

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