At least 60 organizations are working to scale up depolymerization, pyrolysis and other emerging plastic processing methods. The North American market for the resulting products could top $100 billion annually.
Can separation of recyclables from trash ever be a cost-effective solution? According to three experts speaking at Waste Expo, the answer depends on some critical conditions.
In the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence may see and control all that’s happening in a recycling facility. But first, it’s going to do some work on a quality control line.
A newspaper publishes photos showing glaring cases of contamination, and the head of a beverage association makes the case for removing certain containers from Maine’s deposit program.
Using an advanced visioning system and deep-learning capabilities, a robot is now picking an average of one carton a second off a container line at a Denver-area MRF. It may be an early look at the future of materials processing.
Residents receive gold lids for their recycling carts to reward stellar efforts, and The Recycling Partnership helps roll out carts in a New England city.