The collateral problems caused by plastics, in general, are impossible to avoid.
Our work as a team began in 2018 when we decided to start working with ELT(end-life tires) and unrecyclable plastics from R3-R8.
By talking and discussing plastic pollution in Urban Areas, we concluded that it is not only an environmental issue but a LOGISTICS problem as well!
With this new understanding of plastics, we come up with new ways, via mechanical and thermic tests, to create a new raw material that links to a new product capable of solving issues linked with Mobility, Pollution, Cities'Sustainability, and Urban Maintenance.
This fascinating adventure related to the Circular Economy needed a technology partner to get attention to the trending new emerging technology solutions.
By 2020, we started prototyping a peculiar Collaborative Robot (Cobot) capable of solving those problems linked to SMARTCITIES nationally and worldwide.
Now, we´re launching this technology couple as our first commercial product in a generation of Green Urban CoBots that will help millions of users to drive and transit safely across the nation, and the best of all is that is using indestructible plastic waste, helping billions of people around the globe.
We, the ones who live in big cities suffer a noticeable increase of wasted time because of displacement.
Major cities invest millions in searching and implementing better ways to diminish the stressful and saturated mobility.
Traffic is a very sensitive part of big cities and we acknowledge that we need to create new solutions and proposals to make things work better and faster.
In high-budget tasks, the methods used for decades are slow and highly demandant in terms of energy and working people because all of them are handcrafted.
By energy, we talk about fossil fuels and asphalt.
The result of working in roads maintenance causes in almost all cases, terrible traffic jams where people waste several hours and energy in their day by day activities.
Authorities are always concerned about price vs. value because the actual methods are expensive and not durable at all.
Actual urban centers dispose of tons of plastics, several kinds of plastics where only and with a great effort is recycled less than 12%.
We must help thousands of cities and billions of people by increasing this percentage by creating new useful products.
The benefits of low-cost recycling techniques are key to reducing GHG and Co2 emissions.