Greyparrot, a global leader in AI waste analytics, announces an exclusive partnership with VAN DYK Recycling Solutions, a leading provider of recycling and waste sorting systems, ahead of WasteExpo 2024 next week. The strategic alliance has been formalized on the heels of Greyparrot and Bollegraaf making worldwide news in February by announcing the industry’s largest planned rollout of AI into global recycling plants.

VAN DYK, which services over 50% of the U.S. waste management market, will serve as the sole distributor of the Greyparrot Analyzer across all 50 states, leveraging its longstanding relationship with Bollegraaf and expertise in municipal and single-stream recycling across the country. With VAN DYK leading the North American recycling market in serving over 340 MRFs, and having installed 2,400 installations to date, it is well-positioned to provide the physical recycling infrastructure, while Greyparrot’s proven ability to embed AI waste analytics into software and hardware systems adds the essential digital layer. 

Together, the companies plan to retrofit large Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) across the U.S. with advanced AI sorting capabilities to significantly boost recycling rates, maximize material purity, and digitally quantify emissions. “We’re excited to partner with VAN DYK as the U.S. market represents a huge opportunity for deploying AI waste analytics,” said Mikela Druckman, CEO of Greyparrot. “Our strategic alliance will meet the growing demand from the largest U.S. waste facilities to digitize and automate the sorting of recyclables in order to process a massive amount of waste and unlock its full financial value.” 

“We are thrilled to partner and become the exclusive distributor of Greyparrot Analyzers in the U.S. market,” shared Pieter Eenkema van Dijk, President & CEO of VAN DYK Recycling Solutions. “Having Greyparrot’s AI waste analytics platform as part of our offering will help our customers optimize their recycling operations and increase recovery and profits.”

Two large recyclers of post-consumer materials in the U.S. have signed on as waste facility owners and operators to pilot Greyparrot’s AI waste analytics in America. Greyparrot’s Analyzer uses AI camera systems to provide 100% visibility into waste streams at recycling plants across 20+ countries. In 2023, it helped facilities analyze more than 25 billion waste objects, characterizing them into 89+ categories in real time to reveal seven layers of data, including material type, mass, financial value, brand, and GHG emissions.

By 2060, the world will generate three times the waste it produces today, and there is a critical need to build next-generation plants and retrofit older ones with new technologies – such as AI – to speed up processing times, unlock the financial value of waste, and direct materials back into the circular economy. 

To see a live demo of Greyparrot Analyzer and how AI waste analytics is revolutionizing the sorting and processing of waste materials, visit VAN DYK at booth #2943 at WasteExpo 2024. 

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