The interview with Andrea Saliola, Co-Founder & CEO of Pixies, the Italian startup that has reached the public voting phase of the particular 2020-2021 edition of the Green Alley Award, has been published.
The Green Alley Award is the international call dedicated to the circular economy and promoted by Landbell Group (international supplier of services and consultancy for chemical and environmental compliance) and supported by the ERP Italia Consortium, one of the main non-profit Collective Systems are responsible for the management of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and Waste Batteries and Accumulators throughout the country, which supports all activities aimed at developing the circular economy by encouraging young companies.
The award is aimed at startups and all young entrepreneurs with tangible business projects that face the challenge of the green economy on a global level, promoting solutions for achieving a digital circular economy, for recycling and creating innovative solutions to prevent generation of waste.
Pixies’ idea is to reduce pollution by using autonomous robots that collect waste in urban centers. Specifically, it is developing an intelligent bench that helps cities solve the problem of Littering through the use of an autonomous mobile robot that cleans urban spaces and sorts plastic waste.
The robot itself is made of recycled and 3D printed plastic and the collected plastic can be recovered to create new robots and benches, helping to reuse a material that would otherwise only have caused damage to the ecosystem.
A useful idea to support the concept of circular economy and economic growth.