Environmental Evaluation of Machine-to-Machine Services: the case of Glass Waste Collection

Trang Hoang
Orange Labs, 28 Chemin du Vieux Chene, France

Alan Lelah
University of Grenoble, G-SCOP Laboratory, France

Fabrice Mathieux
University of Grenoble, G-SCOP Laboratory, France

Daniel Brissaud
University of Grenoble, G-SCOP Laboratory, France

Vincent Gimeno
Orange Labs, 28 Chemin du Vieux Chene, France

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the 2nd CIRP IPS2 Conference 2010; 14-15 April; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 77:10, s. 75-82

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Publicerad: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 978-91-7393-381-0

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Product-Service Systems (PSS) based on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies show high potential to help solve environmental issues. Such technologies resort to electronic equipment and telecommunication infrastructures.

This paper presents a methodology for assessing environmental impacts of M2M PSS; and a case study of Glass Waste Collection. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has been performed taking into account the complete M2M infrastructure; starting from electronic sensors through gateways to the telecommunication network and service platform and down to the end user. Results are compared with traditional glass collection and can provide insight for design choices in the M2M service.


Life Cycle Analysis; Machine-To-Machine service


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