I’m in Las Vegas this week for ConExpo Con/Agg 2014, the gigantic construction exposition that takes place every three years at a venue in which 125,000 attendees will tromp around 2 million square feet of exhibit space to visit more than 2,000 exhibitors anxious to show their wares.
While waste management per se is not the principal focal point of the event, many of the products—particularly those in which technology is at the fore—will play a role in our operations as we look for more efficiency in the future.
Similar to construction, waste management has been conservative in its adoption of new and/or innovative systems and practices, but those days are drawing rapidly to a close. For a variety of reasons, we’re in the midst of a revolution that is not waiting for us to understand with any precision what’s involved or where it is headed. Similar to the computer revolution of four decades ago, we are embarked on a journey whose destiny awaits definition, but whose impacts will affect every aspect of our business.