June 28, 2022
AMP Robotics, which develops robotics and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry, has announced an expansion of its partnership with Waste Connections, Inc. (WCI), its largest customer. Since late 2 020, WCI has booked or deployed 50 of AMP’s high-speed robotics systems on plastic, fiber, and residue lines.
“It’s gratifying to reach this milestone with a leader in resource recovery like Waste Connections,” said Matanya Horowitz, founder and CEO of AMP Robotics. “We’ve worked tirelessly to deliver AI and robotics systems that modernize today’s recycling operations by increasing productivity, stabilizing costs, and improving the quality and value of recycled commodities. We remain committed to the continuous enhancement of our AI and automation solutions to stay ahead of industry challenges, exceed customer expectations, and support the industry’s sustainability and climate goals.”
The AMP technology identifies and recovers plastics, cardboard, paper, cans, cartons and many other containers and packaging types reclaimed for raw material processing. The company said it can recover a portfolio of #1 – #7 plastics in several different form factors, colors, and opacities with high precision and purity. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) together account for a majority of recycled plastic demand, with a growing interest in polypropylene (PP), which is in high demand in food-safe applications. The ability to precisely separate different plastics and other recyclables with AI-driven sorting helps recyclers meet the soaring need for sufficient quantities of high-quality recycled content from brands and packaging producers, the company said.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with AMP,” said Dan Kurtz, director of recycling for WCI. “We’re impressed by the reliability of the robotics systems and the quality of the end product. We look forward to our continued partnership with AMP as we advance our sustainability initiatives.”
AMP Robotics said it has more than 230 deployments of its robotics systems in more than 80 facilities across three continents. To learn more about its technologies, visit the AMP Robotics website here.