Millionaire is a magazine of business, ideas and resources for starting entrepreneurial businesses.
And Grycle is in the February 2022 edition – The Innovators’ Chant:
“(…) We’re looking for a different approach from large plants, where tons of materials are processed. A complex and inefficient process. (…)”
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A TREASURE AMONG THE WASTE
“We design and manufacture machines for
the treatment of waste” says Daniele Pes, an engineer and economist, president of Corner Stones and co-founder of Grycle.
This startup, which won gold at the Mba Startup of the
of the Year competition of the Milan Polytechnic.
Milan, was also awarded by the Association
National Association of Young Innovators, in 2021.
“Grycle started from the thesis of Edoardo Carlucci, also an engineer.”
What do you do? “We’re looking for a different approach than large facilities where tons of materials are processed. A complex and inefficient process. It requires differentiation by users, collection, transport and allows partial recovery of materials (30-40% of plastic is not recovered).”
What’s your idea? “Reduce the impact of waste collection
and waste treatment by at least 10 times.
Bring the treatment of waste close to where it is
to where it is generated, build a smaller machine. The machine shreds unsorted waste, then thanks to a spectrometer
a spectrometer, artificial intelligence
and software separate the flakes of materials.
The piles of flakes contain pure materials,
reusable. Possible sources of revenue for
consumers or businesses.”
Will everyone be able to have a home appliance?
home appliance? “Now the law doesn’t allow it, but we are working on the
but we are working on the fifth version of the prototype,
a larger device that can be used by businesses or municipalities.
News regarding the edition can be found here.