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RecycleSmart is honoured to be recognized by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) as one of Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers. With the support of SDTC over the past 3 years RecycleSmart launched the Pello smart waste solution which increases waste and recycling collection efficiency and reduces the contamination of recyclable materials using AI and Machine Learning.   

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Colin Bell stated that “Being recognized as a Sustainability Changemaker reminds me that sustainability isn’t just a buzz word, it’s what we need to do as a society to achieve our collective economic, social and environmental goals without compromising the ability of future generations to have a have a better quality of life .”

Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Steady annual revenues of over $10M.
  • A compound annual growth rate of 20% or more over the last three years.
  • Significant sustainable benefits and impact measured per SDTC’s proprietary methods of quantifying environmental benefits
  • Global Footprint
  • Canadian presence and contribution to the local economy: at least 50% of the workforce and significant operations must be Canada-based and the company must demonstrate growth.

The inaugural Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers recognizes companies across Canada that are making creating a new economic future with scalable and sustainable business models. This year’s list includes companies in a wide variety of industry sectors that are leading the transition to a low carbon, high value economy in Canada.


View it here: SDTC presents Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers 2022 ~ Sustainable Development Technology Canada

“I’m pleased to recognize RecycleSmart as one of Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers for 2022. This distinction is a testimony to your company’s leadership, excellence, and commitment to sustainability in Canada and globally. SDTC is proud to support entrepreneurs who are leading the change to a Net Zero economy while contributing to economic prosperity here, in Canada.” Says Leah Lawrence, CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).


About Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

 Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) helps Canadian companies develop and deploy competitive, clean technology solutions, to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil. As an independent federal foundation and flagship program, our funding of Canadian entrepreneurs has created jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canada. Since inception, SDTC has invested over $1.38billion in 460 companies, creating nearly 17,000 jobs. Our companies have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 22.4 megatonnes annually, that is equivalent to taking almost 7 million cars off the roads every year.


About RecycleSmart

RecycleSmart is Canada’s largest provider of smart waste diversion, organic capture, and recycling management technology to Canada’s favourite places to shop, eat, sleep, learn, work, and have fun. RecycleSmart develops and deploys innovative cloud-based waste and recycling smart waste systems that reduce emissions, cut operating costs, and increase waste diversion at over 5,000 sites nationwide. Customers include proud local independent businesses, cities, universities and Fortune 500 companies.


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