PROBLEM:

RETAILERS STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE

Retailers manage non-saleable hazardous materials that must be properly identified, sorted and transported off-site to achieve compliance. With increasingly complex local, state and federal regulations, and programs implemented by store employees, achieving and maintaining compliance is a constant challenge.

US Ecology helps retailers by providing premier environmental waste solutions but always strives to offer more cost-effective, sustainable options to achieve compliance. 

SOLUTION:

DATA AND TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS

The exclusive partnership between US Ecology and Smarter Sorting is the first and only to incorporate artificial intelligence into the supply chain of retail products classified as waste. This innovative technology provides retailers: 

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CLEAR TRACK transparency and visibility as each individual product compliantly moves through the supply chain via classification and transportation for end reuse or disposal.

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DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS help reduce generator status and increase sustainability by identifying alternative solutions for product end-of-life and tracking every decision made.

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TRUE COMPLIANCE  as product data is loaded into the Smarter Sorting Automated Classification Engine (ACE).  This classifies the product against the universe of regulations and adds business defined workflows to provide anyone handling the product with all information needed to safely and compliantly manage it.  

THE AUTOMATED CLASSIFICATION ENGINE (ACE):

  1. Create granular product data
  2. Make regulations machine readable
  3. Automate classification per all regulations
  4. Deliver classification to customers
  5. Optimize work-flows through classifications
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Smarter Sorting's Single-item Sorter (SiS) solution suite:

Single-item Sorters are available to retailers looking for streamlined classification and data to maximize operational efficiencies and achieve compliance. The SiS solutions allow retailers to scan a product’s bar code and instantly access the product genome to accurately identify, weigh and categorize non-salable products. The intuitive technology immediately provides clear instructions on how to compliantly manage the product for donation, salvage, recycling or disposal against all local, state and federal regulations. 

 

RetailSiS: The in-store technology for retail customers

  • Facilitates operational standardization
  • Identifies and makes repeatable decisions for products, 
  • Provides accurate classifications by ACE’s product genome 
  • Achieves True Compliance
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Machine learning has been utilized in many industries to solve complex problems. Smarter Sorting is the first company to bring it to waste. This enables the entire industry, and especially US Ecology’s retail customers, to benefit from the transformative power of big data in an Automated Classification Engine as we reduce waste and increase the sustainable handling of consumer products through the entire supply chain. 

Smarter Sorting has received multiple awards across the country for its dedication and commitment to creating the first compliance classification system to help reduce waste with recycling solutions.

Learn more about Smarter Sorting’s Technology:  www.smartersorting.com 

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