No one realy likes to recycle. Sure, you might get that "I'm saving the world high" for a little while, but that will disappear as you have you first cocktail party. But some folks (like me) are lucky enough to live in a place where the recycling is sorted for me. So all I need to know is what can and can't be recycled, and I put it all in a bin.
In some places, workers separate recycling at the plant while, at others, gigantic advanced machines do the sorting. I just came across a couple of videos of these machines at GoodCleanTech.com and went out to find a few of my own. Frankly, they're amazing, and while they don't remove people from the system 100%, they can process huge amounts of recycleables extremely efficiently.
They do it through a combination of techniques. They sort with centrifuges, magnets, induced currents and with workers (to remove things that shouldn't be there, like shoes.)
It's a unique insight on the process, and makes it clear that somethings we don't do really need to be done (like take newspapers out of bags) or various other things that machines are still not able to do.
Of course, I'll never be happy until the whole process is entirely automated, but these facilities are marvels.
written by F. Green, January 17, 2009
written by Rob Chant, January 17, 2009
written by and, January 19, 2009
written by Kevin de CaluwÃƒÂ©, February 03, 2009
written by Fred, July 22, 2009
|< Prev||Next >|