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Billions of tons of recyclable material and millions of dollars are sent into landfills or the ocean every year because recycling costs money. As essential as recycling is to reduce emissions from producing new material as well as disposing of waste, the system as it is now is not enough. AMP Robotics is using artificial intelligence and robotics to improve speed, accuracy, and ultimately affordability of recycling.
Carling Spelhaug from AMP Robotics walks me through how their system works and why automation in recycling is absolutely essential to reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Check out the resources below to learn even more.
Connect with AMP –
Website – https://www.amprobotics.com/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/amp-robotics
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AMPRobotics?s=20
Podcast episodes mentioned –
99% Invisible – https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/national-sword/
How To Save A Planet – https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet/brh3jeg
More on microplastics – https://www.horiba.com/en_en/science-in-action/where-do-microplastics-come-from/
Innovating a Bright Future is the podcast that brings together technology and climate action in an engaging interview format that showcases some of the most interesting initiatives taking place across the globe. If you are someone who cares about climate change but you’re tired of hearing about how the world is going to explode in a few short years if we don’t do something soon (What does that even mean?), then this podcast is for you. We stay away from divisive politics and meaningless numbers with no context, and instead I interview climate action leaders implementing revolutionary ideas that are helping to reduce our impact on the world around us. Listen to this podcast to learn, be inspired, and find new ideas to look into even more. If you are interested in getting involved, please use any of the contacts or social media listed below, and look into the links below as well for actionable things you can do right now.
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My name is Avry Krywolt, I am a student from Alberta Canada, I am passionate about taking action against climate change, and I am the host of Innovating a Bright Future. I’ve noticed through my own experience that the number of people concerned about climate change is growing quickly. At the same time, the information being presented to the public is, in most cases, a sad sigh of defeat, irrational denialism, or frantic screaming that does no one any good. The fact is that climate change is happening, but it is not hopeless, and you are not powerless. TED speaker and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe said that “The most important thing you can for climate change is talk about it.” so let’s talk about it. Let’s learn about solar energy and battery storage, let’s dig into green hydrogen, and wind, and the power of water, and the importance of sustainable energy. Let’s learn and let’s discuss. We aren’t doomed, but we have to work hard in order to keep climate change from wreaking real havoc on our world. So let’s get to work.
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