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Amazon is funding a recycling robots startup

Heather Clancy of GreenBiz reports on a recycling robots startup that has received funding from Amazon.

The C3 Take
  • In the U.S., up to 80 percent of residential materials that could be recycled never make their way into recycling systems.
  • Additionally, only 5-6 percent of plastic is recycled.
  • Glacier is looking to solve this challenge with robots and AI that can automate the recycling process and more effectively sort up to 30 materials including aluminum and plastic.
  • The company recently received $7.7 million from Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund and New Enterprise Associates.

Market revenue for recycling robots is forecast to reach more than $10 billion by 2030, as materials recovery facilities (MRFs) struggle with understaffing and the sheer volume of unique materials — nearly 300 million tons in 2018 for the U.S. alone — that they are expected to process.”

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