Category Archives: Science and Technology

Advanced robotics will revolutionize MRF operations

In as few as 5 to 6 short years, sophisticated robotic technology could provoke a major paradigm shift in the recycling industry. While robotics is by no means a nascent branch of science, strides in artificial intelligence (AI) and sensors have enhanced the technology’s capabilities. Major changes are expected on the horizon, according to International…
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Changing Plastics Recycling Through Polymer Innovation

Plastic is the primary material used in packaging consumer goods worldwide, but only 14% of that plastic is recycled, and even less is recycled for similar purposes. This is a missed opportunity of an estimated $80-120 billion in potential revenue, according to a new report released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. When a chemical breakthrough…
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