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The Industry 4.0 and the ecological defence of the environment

Robert Rothe

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Management,

27 Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego st., 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland


Industry 4.0, ecology, sustainability, big data, CPS


received:   18.05.2021
corrected:  30.05.2021
accepted: 12.06.2021

The following paper presents in an overview some areas of the very large range of capturing of the Industry 4.0, that have undoubtedly a potential to contribute to the defence of the environment and its sustainability. Even, if the 4th Industrial Revolution, in the form of the Industry 4.0, had not been mainly created cause of ecological aims, there can be defined a  few aspects, which 8 help in terms of protecting the environment, minimizing waste, transportation costs, or resources consumed and simultaneously on the other hand not losing the entrepreneurs’ competitiveness for companies. The 4th Industrial Revolution is characterized by its new technologies, i.e. big data or the cloud and an overall centralized mindset on digitalization. Nevertheless, in this particular paper is highlighted the ecological and sustainable part of the concept of the Industry 4 is highlighted, although naturally all aspects of it cannot be discussed completely in this written work.


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