Waste Robotics gets funding to develop hi-tech sorting system

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC – Waste Robotics will receive $1.4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to develop a sorting system that uses cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to separate commercial waste more efficiently.

Waste Robotics aims to build a high-capacity, multi-arm robot waste sorting system to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of organics and recyclables collection and sorting.

“Waste Robotics develops intelligent sorting systems that are revolutionizing the waste recycling industry and contributing in a significant way to sustainable development,” said Eric Camirand, the company’s founder and CEO. “We are very pleased to be able to benefit from the support of SDTC to demonstrate our technologies under real commercial conditions, thus strengthening the growth of Waste Robotics.”

The system will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting tens of thousands of tonnes of organic material from landfills every year. The funding will help further Waste Robotics’ effort to become a world leader in robotic waste and recycling sorting solutions.

“Everyone knows what it’s like to recycle waste in their home. This robot will help cities do it on a massive scale in a really cool, high-tech way, resulting in less garbage in our landfills,” said Leah Lawrence, president and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada.