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Software brings efficient data to organics collection

Published: October 30, 2023
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Now that California has mandated organics collection by local governments, Zabble hopes to see growing demand for its contamination monitoring tools. | Courtesy of Zabble

When Zabble interviewed dozens of municipal recycling stakeholders in California, one of the issues the company heard about was the inability to use contamination monitoring mobile device software in the field when there’s no network signal. Continue Reading

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MRF robotics company gains traction over two years

Published: September 5, 2023
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Since making its first sale two years ago, EverestLabs has sold over 50 robotic systems to MRFs and plastics processors. | Courtesy of EverestLabs

Deals with major operators and a partnership with an aluminum group are helping fuel growth for EverestLabs, a relatively new entrant into the business of recycling AI. Continue Reading

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NOVA considers huge pyrolysis plant in Canada

Published: July 17, 2023
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NOVA partnered with a company called Plastic Energy, which uses pyrolysis to make TACOIL, a branded oil that can be used to make new plastic. | RozenskiP/Shutterstock

Plastic producer NOVA Chemicals is exploring a partnership to build a pyrolysis plant to process up to 146 million pounds of scrap plastic each year. Continue Reading

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Carton robot boosts capture, reduces MRF residue

Published: May 30, 2023
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An AMP Robotics unit, nicknamed Arturito, is allowing the city of Dallas to accept cartons at curbside. | Courtesy of FCC Environmental

A recently installed carton-sorting robot at FCC Environmental Services’ Dallas MRF has reduced residue by about 11%, one reason the unit is “going to have a pretty big financial impact for us,” a company manager said.  Continue Reading

Plastics recovery project underway in Pacific Northwest

Published: August 20, 2019
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An industry-backed demonstration project is taking place at a former Far West Recycling facility in Portland, Ore. | Jared Paben / Resource Recycling, Inc.

Aug. 1 kicked off public demonstrations of an effort to sort a variety of resins from loads of material otherwise bound for disposal. The goal is to develop a pool of data that can help guide future industry investments.
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Digital watermark pilot to begin in France

Published: January 30, 2023
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Digimarc Recycle works by using digital watermarks and a cloud-based dataset of product attributes such as brand, SKU, product variant, packaging composition and others, to improve optical sorting technologies. | Courtesy of Digimarc

Expanding on earlier trials, Digimarc plans to test its Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 in France on a larger scale. Continue Reading

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