When Waste Becomes Intelligent: Assessing the Environmental Impact of Microchip Tagging.

Claudia Binder, Svetlana Domnitcheva domnitch@inf.ethz.ch


With the development of object identification technology object tagging becomes more and more common. In this work we analyze how recycling processes can benefit from deployment of passive RFID tags and discuss how spreading small electronic chips in the environment by attaching them to many everyday objects may lead to additional problems.