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.
A new materials recovery facility in San Diego is sorting single-stream material from commercial and multi-family sources. Fibers and films make up a substantial portion of those streams, necessitating a specially built sorting system.
Miniature liquor bottles are proposed for inclusion in a state’s bottle bill, and building tenants in Chicago make some noise after their landlords’ failure to provide recycling service.
The U.S. officially withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Oklahoma community struggles with high rates of contamination in curbside carts.
A newly opened materials recovery facility is employing a host of sortation technologies to separate curbside materials from households in one of America’s largest cities. Continue Reading
The federal government will invest up to $70 million in a new research institute focused on reducing recycling costs and boosting recycled content in manufacturing.