Here Come the Robots! How Robotic Sorting Technology Will Save Recycling and the Planet.
Dave Robau, CEO & Chief Scientist, National Energy USA
Recent changes in the global marketplace for recyclable commodities have had profound impacts across the entire solid waste management industry. This was compounded with the outbreak of COVID 19 as material recovery facilities around the world were forced to close because of health risks to workers in these facilities. As recycling markets tumbled, this led to a shortage in raw materials and massive supply chain disruptions. Material recovery facilities are loud and dusty and present dangerous working environments for employees. How can we increase worker safety, divert more materials from landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save recycling? Robots!
Dave is the CEO & Chief Scientist of National Energy USA, a minority-owned environmental engineering firm headquartered in Pensacola, Florida. National Energy USA is a ClimateTech company that brings emerging and innovative energy technologies into the commercial market to promote the Circular Economy. Prior to this, he served as the "Chief Garbologist" with the U.S Air Force.