Waste transport on Blockchain (ILT)

Waste transport on Blockchain

How the Ministry of ILT saved EUR 7M by sharing data and business logic with competitors and governments.


Involved parties

Stakeholders in the waste management value chain in Europe.

Business challenges

Numerous stakeholders

Currently, multiple different government bodies supervise and authorize the export, import, and transportation of company waste throughout the European Union.

EU regulation

The EU supervises various aspects of these processes such as granting permits, notifying involved parties of waste transports, and scheduling random sample checks.

Manual handling

Execution of steps in the process happens on paper forms in multiple languages. Even the fax machine was still used to update the OVAM in Belgium.

Solution overview

Automated permit check

By implementing LTO Network into the system to issue and verify the permits, approval of the transportation request happens automatically. Sharing data happens directly with the waste processor and authorities in case of cross-border transportation.

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Data re-use

The transportation companies can use their smartphones to show their transportation documentation to the authorities in case of a random check. The inspectorate can derive the data directly from the LTO Network blockchain.

Connecting systems

By digitizing the protocol that already existed on paper into a 'Live Contract' parties were able to connect their existing systems to LTO Network to communicate and share data and notifications in real-time.

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Advantages using LTO Network

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Reduction of manual process handling

Administrative tasks such as manually entering data into your system that are received by letter, fax, or email belongs to the past. Using LTO Network's blockchain technology, all parties now collect structured data. They now benefit from data re-use and automated status updates which reduces manual handling by more than 30%.

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Cost savings

Parties that collaborate using LTO Network can keep using their system to participate in the process while benefiting from data being re-used, automated checks and verification, and real-time status updates. By enabling LTO Network, you can realize up to a 50% reduction on administrative overhead.

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Build-in compliance with the privacy- and GDPR laws

GDPR makes it difficult to use new technology such as blockchain. With LTO Network, we have built-in privacy by design. Every party involved 'signs' a transaction, whether that's a step in a workflow or an upload of a new document. A 'live Contract' is structured in such a way that it can delete the data automatically after a specific step executes, or if the process is older then, for instance, 24 months.

LTO Network solution
Traditional solution
LTO Network solution
LTO Network solution

Using LTO Network to collaborate on multi-stakeholder processes benefits from data re-use, real-time status updates, and notifications.

Traditional solution
Traditional solution

Collaboration on a process that runs between multiple parties is hard to automate as communication happens via email, phone, and letters which produces unstructured data.

Data sharing
LTO Network solution
LTO Network solution

Using blockchain technology of LTO Network organizations can share the data in a GDPR compliant way and the data can be trusted as it is immutable and signed by the party that submitted the data.

Traditional solution
Traditional solution

Relying on the system that is managed by your counter-party does not provide a level playing field. Parties don't want to share more data than strictly required to complete the process.

Existing systems
LTO Network solution
LTO Network solution

By easily connecting APIs of your existing applications to the LTO Network Node, you and every other stakeholder involved can participate in the workflow while keeping existing IT in place.

Traditional solution
Traditional solution

'Traditional' blockchain solutions require extensive and costly IT overhauls due to existing (legacy) systems.

With LTO we eliminate so much administrative overhead to manage the permits and processes that relate to international waste transportations. Eventually, paper documents cease to exist. Stakeholders are able to validate and verify the process and data themselves, without relying on us.

Ben Zwartveld
Enterprise Architect of ILT
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