Why AI has become an operational necessity

AI is now an essential tool for the world’s waste management leaders. Find out why through case studies, real-world data, and insight from some of the sector’s most influential voices.

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Discover data from real recovery facilities, including:


+/- 10%

fluctuations in material purity – on a single PET line, in a single day.


£1.6 million

worth of valuable material lost to residue lines at one British PRF – every year.



of another plant's residue stream was made up of valuable, easily recoverable material.

What you'll learn:

  • How to apply AI to individual waste streams, entire recovery facility operations, and group-level strategy.
  • What real-world recovery facilities have learned from automated waste analysis. 
  • How the cost and accuracy of AI-powered continuous monitoring compare to manual spot sampling. 
  • What the industry's leading innovators think about the future of waste management AI, ESG reporting and more.

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"[AI vision units] will be part of the standard hardware for recovery facilities. I cannot see an MRF that won't be using it in the future."

Professor Edward Kosior

CEO at Nextek

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"2023 is a year of realisation - many are now coming to terms with [the data] they're missing."

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Chief Technical Development & Innovation Officer at SUEZ UK

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"AI is going to change our position in the circular economy. With the detail AI gives us, the waste industry can start to... play a much bigger role in how materials are produced, used, captured and regulated."

Simone Aplin

Technical Director at Anthesis

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