As we venture further into the depths of technological advancements, one of the most commonly occurring subjects is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Seen as the answer to enhance global productivity and error limitation, AI is already being utilised on a wide scale and will only increase. This is why it is more crucial than ever to identify ways of being sustainable through the help of AI, with recycling being a big topic in relation to this.
Waste Sorting Robots
These amazing inventions are set to be used widely at recycling plants and dumps. The brilliance of these robots is that will be able to identify plastics from actual waste and also the different types of plastic.
Landfill sites will benefit the most from this though, because they receive a lot of waste and recyclable material bundled together, which ends up being dumped somewhere, usually in the ocean. With these robots, there will be less margin for error as well as the ability to multi-task and operate longer than a human could.
Waste Sorting Systems
There are also certain systems that have improved recycling methods. Similar to the waste sorting robots, the best example of these systems is the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. These tags are applied to each piece of garbage, which is then identified by a sensor that identifies the type of garbage. It is then sent for further analysis where the main computer can decide on the most efficient recycling or disposal method. Once these systems become fully optimized, it is likely they will be used a lot in many industries.
Smart Bins are another form of AI that looks set to be widely adopted due to their ease. Of course, they are the most commercially available item out of these three methods, so it is likely they could have the biggest impact. Smart bins will essentially serve a similar purpose to waste sorting robots, they will be able to identify different pieces of rubbish and separate them into different categories. This will essentially make the waste sorting robots’ job easier as long as the world can adjust and adopt this technology.
Many people have warned about the potential dangers of AI, but it is inevitable that it will become a big part of all of our lives. In the meantime, the best thing people can do as well is to use plastic alternatives that are easier to recycle, like Acrylic. Considering you can have a plastic mirror or plastic windows that are actually made from Acrylic, there are so many items that can be switched to alternatives for the betterment of the environment. It’s time to support Artificial Intelligence for this industry.