Among the multitude of environment-friendly initiatives launched by government, the recycling of metal waste has been a major driving force toward a sustainable environment, not to mention the reduction of reliance on ore. Consequently, organizations are investing in ways of improving their processes and techniques. In this aspect, they are also getting assistance from university researchers and technology companies, each furthering the role of technology in metal recycling.
Notably, technological advancements like smart robots, sensors, and vision systems—fortified with machine learning—are permeating many of the functions at metal recycling facilities. The results are twofold: Not only are these technologies helping speed up the rate at which incoming metal items can be sorted, but they are also improving the accuracy with which stakeholders can identify specific types of plastics and other materials. In addition to innovations in the recycling process, companies are also improving the process by understanding consumers better. For example, some companies are developing different approaches to recycling, including converting waste into biofuels through gasification. By chemically recycling carbon molecules from waste, they are planning to create products and transportation fuels. High tech solutions such as these hold the potential to make metal recycling a far less expensive and more efficient process.
At this juncture, there is a wide variety of metal recycling companies entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings are on the rise. To help firms strengthen their operations capabilities and simultaneously enable growth in the sector, Metals and Mining Review has compiled a list of the top 10 metal recycling companies. The list comprises prominent enterprises in the industry that address challenges in the metal recycling domain by implementing current trends. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.