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This AI-powered ‘smart bin’ sorts recycling on its own

This AI-powered ‘smart bin’ sorts recycling on its own

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Despite the best intentions, the sad reality is that only a fraction of the plastics we conscientiously separate from the rest of our waste are actually recycled.And one of the main contributing factors to this state of affairs is that plastic recycling is not properly sorted.Take Australia, for example. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), almost half of the waste generated annually in the country is recycled.But in New South Wales alone, only 10% of the state's 800,000 tonnes of plastic is recycled because it's not sorted properly, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)."The recycling process is quite complicated. If you go to the supermarket or for daily recycling, you need to know how to properly place all the recyclabl...