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7 of the Most Successful Recycling Startups

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Countless Recycling startups are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 7 well-known and fast-growing Recycling companies that impressed investors.


7 Recycling Startups

1) Rubicon

1) Rubicon

Rubicon is a software firm that offers smart garbage and recycling solutions to businesses and governments all around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Atlanta
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Lane B. Moore, Marc Spiegel, Nate Morris, Perry Moss
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $222,699,949
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 27

You can find their website here.

2) AMP Robotics

2) AMP Robotics

At a tenth of the cost of current technology, AMP Robotics develops AI-based robotic systems that sort recyclable materials.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Louisville
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: James Bailey, Matanya Horowitz
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $74,465,813
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

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3) Rheaply

3) Rheaply

Rheaply is a procurement management platform that allows you to purchase, sell, trade, donate, and rent resources.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Garry Cooper, Tyler Skelton
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $12,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 16

You can find their website here.

4) Li-Cycle

4) Li-Cycle

Li-Cycle is a clean technology firm on a mission to use its unique solutions to address a worldwide problem that is becoming increasingly urgent.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Mississauga
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ajay Kochhar, Tim Johnston
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $2,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

5) Fourth Partner Energy

5) Fourth Partner Energy

Fourth Partner Energy offers consumers in India turnkey rooftop solar energy systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Hyderabad
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Saif Dhorajiwala, Vikas saluguti, Vivek Subramanian
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $138,332,785
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

6) Enevo

6) Enevo

Enevo is a forward-thinking organization with a mission to reduce waste's financial, environmental, and social costs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Espoo
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Fredrik Kekalainen, Johan Engström
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $55,363,230
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

7) Blocktexx

7) Blocktexx

BlockTexx is an environmentally friendly enterprise that recovers polyester and cellulose from textiles and garments.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adrian Jones, Graham Ross
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: A$4,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

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