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I've always been curious how they sort recycling

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by kenny, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. kenny
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    by kenny » Dec 9, 2017
    Cool video.

    Simple but very clever how the most common items (plastic beverage bottles) are the only thing not picked out by the robot.
    So they get sorted too without "paying" the expensive robot to do it.
    Looks like a vacuum picks up the items.



    NPR has an interesting story about how China (where much of America's recyclables have been shipped) is starting to refuse it, causing chaos.

    https://www.npr.org/2017/12/09/568797388/recycling-chaos-in-u-s-as-china-bans-foreign-waste
     
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