The researchers are using $2.5 million in funding to develop robotics technology that could help make recycling facilities safer, cleaner and more efficient.
The waste and recycling industry saw an increased rate of 5.5 from 5.0 and a similar increase in solid waste collections from 5.0 to 5.5.
Awards in five categories were given to companies that have made substantial contributions to American recycling.
October 2019 saw the lowest number of reported fires since October 2016.
The AI-powered robotic sorters increase recovery of recycled materials.
The initiative selected J.P. Mascaro’s high-speed, automated TotalRecycle MRF for its flexible plastics recycling pilot.
The Florida-based company announced the promotions of five top leaders across its 10-state footprint.
The program’s processor suspended processing earlier this year to install new equipment and expects to restart during Q1 2020.