How Data Entry Effects Innovation in Eco-Conscience Industries

How Data Entry Effects Innovation in Eco-Conscience Industries

Published On May 31, 2016 -   by

The world is moving towards a progressive stance on eco-applications in every industry, from farming and wind energy, to hybrid cars and eco-industrial parks. As climate change is becoming a globally acknowledged issue, various industries are attempting to act with more awareness of the potential negative impact their products and practices may have upon the environment. Fields that are seemingly vastly different from one another are in fact taking quite similar approaches to innovation and change in regards to eco-conscience applications. While data entry and its entire multitude of utilizations are being applied throughout many businesses as a tool for organization and information management, it is also uniquely utilized within various “green” industries. Data entry, and all of its sub-divisions, is proving to be a strong instrument for pushing innovation within green businesses.

Progressive Data Entry Applications Used to Connect Eco-Industries

An ongoing concern for many industries, particularly those that deal in excessive amounts of waste materials, is the environmental issue of dumping or disposing of waste materials. Diverse companies expel quantities of waste that cause pollution, are expensive to relocate or dispose of elsewhere, and are composed of materials that do not break down over the course of time, thus contributing to unclean and unhealthy local eco-systems. However, several of these industries have come together in a clever, progressive attempt to dispose of waste materials in an eco-conscience manner using data entry as a catalyst for modern change.

As much of the “waste” material disposed of by certain businesses is actually more closely related to scrap product, it is often repurchased to be used elsewhere by other, dissimilar companies for building materials and other applications. Yet problems such as location, lack of potentially expensive advertising, and transportation, has restricted the repurposing of materials to other sources. Seeing that this issue could be solved to the benefit of all parties, as well as the environment and local populace, a business in Denmark introduced a shared database system connecting various industries to one another for the purpose of recycling waste materials. Using a large, simple database system (coined “the Kalundborg model”), these companies can enhance information, utilities, and “waste” materials through industrial cooperation, and has been in practice for over thirty years. Incidentally, this action also minimizes pollution to a significant extent, as the materials are no longer allocated to dump sites but rather being used to build or add on to other creations. Yet the success of this project is limited to region, as well as government, geography, and other instances that play a factor into the actual enactment of this eco-conscience idea.

Enhancing the idea of the Kalundborg model is the theme of Eco-Industrial Parks, which gained popularity in the 1990’s and has seen rapid improvement in recent years. Considered to be a form of industrial ecology, it mimics natural ecological systems in the design of industrial parks. Businesses collaborate to manage reserves such as energy, water, and raw materials and reduce overall consumption of these resources. Companies cluster within a location, thereby creating an Eco-Industrial Park, to share materials and even common areas or transportation, in addition to linking electronically to share information regarding said materials. This would be impossible without massive quantities of linked data and online databases, uploaded onto community servers for all participants to access. When proximity is not attainable, Virtual Eco-Parks are created so that the geographical limitations are no longer a consideration for the recycling, repurposing, manufacturing, and receiving and selling of raw materials. Again, the application of linked databases containing all of the relevant information pertaining to all industries is key, though in the instance of Virtual Eco-Parks the data is structured in such a way that buyers and sellers can view data in categories relevant to their field, rather than having complete access to the entire network of information. Categorizing supplies, raw materials, and various commodities within structured databases allows for more efficient handling of commerce between industries, reducing the possibility of over-selling materials, or purchasing supplies that are currently unavailable.

Data Utilization within Green Manufacturing and Green Competencies

Green Competencies are environmentally conscience business practices and strategies aimed towards end-of-life products, and are practiced by diverse companies in nearly every field. The aim of this is to obtain value from product reuse, whether it is from spare parts, repair or re-manufacturing, recycling, or safe disposal of waste. Inspection, diagnostic, and reconditioning techniques are vital to the implementation of Green Competencies, and cannot be realized without complex, layered systems fronted by careful data entry. Product data is entered through automated systems using Optical Character Recognition or Intelligent Character Recognition software and either converted to formats used across multiple online systems, or processed for use as contracts, labor and parts production forms, or for accessibility on mobile devices. Finding potential buyers for recycled industry materials, as well as combing through virtual mountains of supplies must be streamlined and easy, which is why Green Competencies instill advanced categorization and expensive software to offset the sheer amount of companies accessing the databases at any given time.

Green Manufacturing has many sub-divisions, though all are aimed towards eco-conscience characteristics, and essentially focuses upon the creation and implementation of green products in many differing forms. Closed loop manufacturing, or zero-emissions, is practiced by many car manufacturers for the development of hybrid cars. Data is used in interesting ways, as cost and emissions calculations are constructed from informational figures composed from extensive data mining and elaborate spreadsheets. Gas efficiency is also determined from data entry compiled from closed course tests, as hybrid models must be able to compete with their traditional counterparts. Green Infrastructure, also called green landscaping, is another form of Green Manufacturing that applies creative data entry factors in the spread of its implementation. While one limited to drier climates like the American Southwest, for example, to save money on costly water bills, Green Infrastructure is now being applied in wider locations in the hopes of designing landscapes that work symbiotically with the native terrain. In this instance, Image Data Entry is the norm, as bulk amounts of images are scanned into systems for further study and analysis so that scientists, agriculturalists, botanists, and other experts can determine the feasibility of landscaping in any given location. Once scanned, images are broken down for coding, cataloging, processing, publishing, and scientific analysis.


Eco-innovation through data entry goes far beyond simple organization and accurate information recording, and the creative utilization of this device can effect change that betters the environment, the population, and the commerce of diverse businesses. It is vital to continue to think outside the parameters of simple data entry methods when considering how it can aid the growth and success of businesses and the environment.

– DataEntryOutsourced

Related Posts