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Phoenix, Arizona has a goal of achieving a 40% waste diversion rate by 2020 and it's innovations like Surya Iyer’s that will help the city get there. Surya developed Smart-Sort, an IOT based sorting machine that efficiently sorts recyclable waste at source to improve diversion rates for institutions. Smart-Sort eventually merged with Hygiea, another ASU startup that similarly uses IOT to make waste management more manageable. Hear Surya’s story on this week’s episode of the Innovation Happens Podcast!

Recommended if you're interested in: waste management, IOT, entrepreneurship

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