AMP Robotics and Waste Connections expand recycling technology partnership
AMP Robotics Corp. has expanded its partnership with Waste Connections, Inc. Since late 2020, Waste Connections has booked or deployed 50 of AMP's high-speed robotics systems on plastic, fibre, and residue lines.
AMP's technology identifies and recovers plastics, cardboard, paper, cans, cartons, and many other containers and packaging types reclaimed for raw material processing. For example, AMP recovers a portfolio of #1 to #7 plastics in a variety of different form factors, colours, 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 growing interest in polypropylene (PP)–a highly recyclable polymer with high demand in food-safe applications and flexibility to accommodate packaging in a variety of shapes and sizes. The ability to precisely separate different plastics and other recyclables with AI-driven sorting is helping recyclers meet the soaring need for sufficient quantities of high-quality recycled content from brands and packaging producers.
"We're excited to expand our relationship with AMP," says Dan Kurtz, director of recycling at Waste Connections. "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 has more than 230 deployments in more than 80 facilities across three continents.