“Victor Dewulf is on a mission to show that “there is no such thing as waste” provided it can be commoditised and valued effectively. His company Recycleye, founded in 2019, uses AI-based computer vision that can sort and label millions of different items of recyclable waste. He talks about the impact this can have on the ‘waste removal’ chain – including much lower costs – and how identification of big brands such as Coca-Cola will ensure that plastic waste producers are held to account.
Ocean plastic is a horror story close to my heart, but Victor correctly surmises that “turning the tap off” at source and blocking rivers is a far more effective approach to the issue. It’s relatively early days but Recycleye seems to be well on the way to making a real difference.” Matt Venning, Host of The Impact Interview.