Developed Markets- Highlight
17 Sept 2019
With the Summer Magic event all under one roof for the very first time, this year the focus was very much on shifting business models in order to meet the wholly different expectations of younger, more sustainably-minded consumers.
On 29 August 2019, the European Commission released a news alert drawing attention to a German study regarding the potential to re-use waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE), furniture and leisure goods from household waste. The study analyses the quality of the waste items and their potential to be re-used as well as the amount of work required to make an item re-usable.
Driverless cars, as well as the safety concerns related to such self-determinising technology, preoccupied many at Japan's leading information technology expo, while the Internet of Things seldom failed to feature on most stands.