How Viridor and SUEZ UK use AI to boost their sorting efficiency – waste360

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The UK and Europe achieve higher recycling rates than the USA.
That’s understandable — the American sector contends with more waste per capita than any other country. There’s already a blueprint for meeting a waste challenge of this scale, though.
US recovery facilities can find a roadmap in the operational shift that’s currently taking place at major European waste recyclers like Viridor and SUEZ. Manual monitoring and waste picking can’t scale to the requirements of modern waste flows, but AI is now accurate enough to to fill persistent waste data gaps in detail. That data can then be used to monitor plant performance, improve sorting efficiency, guide investments, and ultimately, increase recovery rates.
If the American waste sector can digitise, it can achieve the results we’ve seen across the pond.
Learn how two of the UK’s leading waste management organisations have adopted AI, and what they’ve learned in the process.
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