Can Robots Help Pick Up After the Recycling Crisis?

They will have to overcome the challenges of America’s convenient single-stream recycling system

Scientific American
May 7 · 5 min read
Plastic bottles at a recycling facility. Photo: Rehman Asad/Moment/Getty Images

By Jeremy Hsu

Nobody wants to spend hours picking through a steady stream of garbage; this is why many recycling operations rely on automated systems to separate plastic containers, glass…

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