WM, North America’s largest landfill operator, has benefitted from tax credits and other incentives from the federal government and an increased demand for recycled materials for packaging. WM launched a multi-billion dollar plan in 2022 to expand its renewable natural gas plants, automated recycling facilities and smart trucks, with investments in technology.
WSJ explains how the company that has probably dealt with your trash hopes to become more efficient and profitable while making strides in sustainability.
0:00 WM’s success
0:42 Waste-to-energy plants
2:40 AI in recycling plants
5:21 Smart trucks
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