THE ROBOTS ARE COMING: In December, the Single stream recycling facility in Normal, IL, had MAX and IRMA installed to help improve the quality and capture 100% of the recyclables. MAX and IRMA use artificial intelligence to help remove plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and tin cans that are missed in the primary sort. Additionally, they pull out undesirable material from the stream. Check out MAX and IRMA in action in this short video.