FOX Business - Spurring Revolution Through Competition
When former professional basketball player Ashley Day entered the scrap metal business around 2000, the industry hadn’t change much over the decades.
Not willing to settle into the status quo, he started a company out his garage that integrates new robotic technology to improve the recycling process. He’s used his technologies to clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge area of the western Pacific Ocean littered with plastic and other human waste. He’s also developed a new technique of cleaning surface litter, while simultaneously reaching trash up to eight feet below the surface.