Greyparrot Unveils Industry-First Facility Dashboard to Turbocharge MRFs Towards Lean Plant Management

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Greyparrot Unveils Industry-First Facility Dashboard to Turbocharge MRFs Towards Lean Plant Management


Connected real-time data and AI waste analytics empowers operators to make data-driven decisions, maximise profitability, and minimise valuable material loss.


LONDON, May 7th, 2024 Greyparrot, the global leader in AI waste analytics, today proudly announces the launch of its industry-first Facility Dashboard at IFAT 2024. The Facility Dashboard offers a groundbreaking central view of sorting performance for materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and plastics recovery facilities (PRFs). By unifying data from key conveyor belts, the new dashboard unleashes the power of lean facility management.

In response to industry demand, Greyparrot's Facility Dashboard addresses constant changes that present a challenge for sorting facilities – from fluctuating material supply to shifting market conditions. MRF profitability relies on operators delicately balancing throughput rates, product purity, and the loss of valuable material to residue. Achieving this balance is challenging without access to real-time data insights to guide decision-making.

Greyparrot’s Facility Dashboard marks a significant leap forward in the evolution of lean MRFs and PRFs. It offers a unified view of all plant performance at-a-glance, distilling an entire sorting facility’s operations onto a single live screen. By transforming raw data into actionable insights, it enables operators to adapt faster, reaching new levels of efficiency and profitability. This innovation heralds a future where waste management evolves through the principles of lean management, optimising every stage of the recycling process.

“Traditionally, MRFs have relied on data collected by manual sampling across key belts and product lines, resulting in a fragmented view of their operations,” said Mikela Druckman, CEO of Greyparrot. “The Greyparrot Facility Dashboard offers crucial visibility that has been missing until now. By centralising real-time data and AI analytics, we empower operators to make data-driven decisions to maximise profitability, and minimise valuable material from ending up in landfills.”

Empowering MRFs with Unprecedented Visibility and Control into Operations

Global waste flows are growing annually. By 2050, the world will generate 3.4 billion tonnes of waste every year. Just 5,500 facilities handle solid waste worldwide, adding pressure MRFs to process higher volumes of waste, faster.

This industry-first solution, developed alongside operators, gives a clear view of how to make existing equipment work harder and ensure efficient operation. Infeed blends and throughput rate are two vital variables that operators can adjust in response to shifting  composition. With real-time data, operators can adjust these two variables while prioritising resources from personnel to equipment. Without live visibility at key points in the facility, optimising throughput rates and infeed blends (and measuring the impact) remains a challenge.

Benefits for MRFs 

  • Increases profitability by optimising throughput and reducing material loss
  • Encourages greater operational agility to adapt to changing market conditions
  • Helps operators reduce the cost of manual waste sampling and the cost of disposal 

The Greyparrot Facility Dashboard helps waste managers get the most out of every tonne they process and meet the specified bale quality set by processors and recyclers.

Key features of Greyparrot’s Facility Dashboard

  • Real-time production overview: Monitor live yield and throughput rates, and track overall plant performance.
  • Flow analysis graph: Track the movement of specific materials from infeed to outfeed, identifying bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
  • Quality control at a glance: Maintain consistent material purity across product lines to meet market requirements.
  • Loss visualisation: Pinpoint recoverable materials being lost to residue, making targeted improvements.

“Greyparrot's Facility Dashboard will help us unlock insights that sharpen our operations, making us more efficient. Our team is at the core of our mission. We prioritise a people-first approach, utilising technology to enhance their efforts instead of simply adding more equipment. This smart solution helps us maximise the potential of our existing resources and work smarter. Our ultimate goal is to sort plastics in a way that it can be recycled again and again; circularity is the end game! To reach that goal we need to have predictive operations within the variables of waste sorting, with real-time actionable insights, we will achieve that goal optimally."

- Foppe-Jan de Meer, Plant Manager Sorting Facility, KSI Heerenveen (NL)

Greyparrot at IFAT Munich 2024

The Greyparrot Facility Dashboard launches at IFAT Munich 2024, on May 13th. Existing Greyparrot customers can access the dashboard at no additional cost through the Analyzer portal. To see a live demo of Greyparrot’s Facility Dashboard and find out how AI waste analytics can be helpful to your operation, visit Greyparrot’s booth (137, Hall B4) at IFAT 2024 or email us at

About Greyparrot:
Greyparrot (, the leader in AI waste analytics, is applying AI to globally scale recycling and save millions of tonnes of waste from landfills and incinerators. By providing deeper, more intelligent insights about waste stream composition and value, Greyparrot is helping the waste sector recover more value from waste processing lines and reduce the environmental impact of waste. 
The company’s waste intelligence platform, including Greyparrot Analyzer and Greyparrot Sync (API), reveals real-time insights on over 70 waste categories across seven layers of data, including financial value, brand, and GHG emissions, captured at multiple locations across a recycling facility. In 2023, Greyparrot analyzed over 25 billion waste objects helping drive efficiency to save hundreds of thousands, to millions, of dollars per facility – while diverting millions of tonnes of waste away from landfills, oceans, and incinerators.
Using Greyparrot insights, recycling professionals, plant builders, packaging producers, and FMCG brands can make decisions to help them increase recycling efficiency, comply with recycling regulations, and improve recyclable packaging design.

About KSI:
Founded in 2017, KSI is a plastic sorting facility based in the Netherlands which emerged from a partnership among three principal shareholder parties: the HVC Group, Omrin, and Midwaste. Together, they drive the mission of KSI, leveraging their combined expertise and resources to advance plastic sorting technologies. With a commitment to operational excellence, KSI operates on a 24-7 continuous process, employing a 5-shift system to ensure uninterrupted operation. Central to KSI’s mission is giving plastic a second life to create a clean and sustainable world where waste is transformed into valuable raw materials for new products. 



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