TrashBot: Making recycling affordable for buildings, and profitable for plants.

Our award-winning product is an automated, smart refuse bin that combines robotics and AI to sort recyclables from non-recyclables.

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What is The Mission of Your Organization?

Human confusion over what can be recycled and inconsistent recycling rules means that the majority of recyclables end up in landfills. To combat this post-consumer waste crisis, CleanRobotics has developed TrashBot, a robotic refuse bin that automatically sorts waste into the correct waste stream at the point of disposal 3x more accurately than people, resulting in a higher a recyclable diversion rate and decreased contamination rates.

What is The Month and Year of The Founding of Your Venture?

October, 2015

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What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

Charles Yhap

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Chief Executive Officer

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  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)
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  • Food, Water, & Waste

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  • Product innovation (Introduction of a good or service or improvements made to existing products)

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Join the conversation:

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I love your idea. At Wells Fargo they have gone to great expense to provide for recycling but I am amazed that people just can't be bothered or sometimes I fear sabotage. Best of luck!

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Thank you, Robert! The Trashbot recycles for the consumer, so there is no chance of laziness or sabotage.