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First America Brings Recycling Services to Robotics and Industrial Automation Industries

February 5, 2024

First America, a national leader, certified in technology remarketing and recycling, debuted its newly established recycling services for the AI/robotics and industrial automation markets at the Reverse Logistics Association show in Las Vegas Feb. 6 – 8. This comes on the heels of the company’s recent expansion into energy industry segments including solar power, batteries, fuel cells and EV/HV technologies.

“When people hear of AI, they usually think first of software,” said Les Bury, president of First America. “But AI is driving the growth of robotics and industrial automation markets. As technology development accelerates, so do replacement cycles for these material handling and manufacturing-support systems. That’s where the need comes in for efficient recycling services.”

Bury explained that the country’s biggest retailers are already starting to struggle with the challenge of what to do with their smart equipment once it reaches end-of-life, while also complying with both environmental and data privacy requirements. “One of the focuses at the RLA show is on returns,” he said. “First America is now in a position to help retailers and warehousers recycle returns and also recycle any outdated equipment or robots they have,” he said.

Read the article here: https://wasteadvantagemag.com/first-america-brings-recycling-services-to-robotics-and-industrial-automation-industries