How good are Americans at recycling? Apparently not so great: only 34% of all recyclable material is actually recycled—the rest ends up in landfills. And on the flip side, lots of trash ends up in the recycling stream by mistake, gumming up the works.

NC State alumnus John Starke founded Raleigh-based startup MyMatR (pronounced “my matter”) in 2019 to solve these waste inefficiencies. MyMatR—which is currently participating in the eighth cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP)—has developed the world’s first automatic waste-sorting container that also comes equipped with a trash compactor and even collects waste-stream data analytics.

Read the full MyMatR story on GrepBeat.