In the News, Rochester

July 31, 2023

From mining to recycling: Embracing the clean industrial revolution in Rochester

Anthony Staley (VP, Rochester Hub, Li-Cycle) speaking at Edison Tech High School, located in Rochester, New York.

July 31, 2023

Original article published via Rochester Business Journal

I made a leap of faith two years ago and moved from Missouri to make Rochester my permanent home. My motivation was mainly based on better education opportunities for my family and to discover a place where we could truly belong. Rochester checked off those boxes.

Living a nomadic lifestyle, thanks to my father’s military service and my previous 15-year mining career, I had the opportunity to explore the varied landscapes of five continents. These experiences provided me with a deep understanding of the complexities — and the impacts — associated with metal extraction. Although there are limited alternative options, I knew that these processes would come at a cost for our environment.

Ultimately, my interest in sustainability compelled me to realign my professional pursuits. In 2008, I made a conscious decision to transition from mining to recycling. Through my work in recycling, I realized the importance of being a part of next-generation technologies and processes for a better future.

Read the full article here.