Posts Tagged ‘Recycling’

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The “smart cart” garbage collection system uses Robotic trucks and waste bins with computer chips and it is being pioneered by City of Grand Rapids, Michingan.

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The City’s locally-made smart carts use embedded RFID computer chip technology to track…

FUTUREJAM: Smart cities automate

Stephanie and Matt Murphy plan on using cloth diapers instead of disposable ones once their first baby arrives next month. They want to be good environmental citizens and reduce what they send to landfills, but there is another incentive, too. It’ll be nice not to have it sitting out there in the trash,” Ms. Murphy said. “That’s the main reason we’re doing it: to improve the odor of Portland.” Just when their infant girl is due to arrive, Portland will be experiencing its first summer of biweekly garbage pickup. The change to every other week, introduced in cool weather last fall along with a weekly collection for food scraps, has reduced the amount of garbage that this progressive city is shipping to landfills by 44 percent.

A Recycling Ideal So Close, Cities Can Smell It – NYTimes.com

Posted: May 17, 2011 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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ZenRobotics Ltd. – The Trailer   

A small start-up saves the planet from waste!

Everything we build eventually turns to waste. By any logic, we would
need an equal dismantling industry. Where is it?

The world’s recycling industry is just starting its growth. In short, for
us to survive on Earth, the recycling industry must grow to effectively
negate our manufacturing industry.

Each ton of ready customer goods requires a staggering 70 tons of raw
materials. The price of raw materials has gone up 10 % annually, for a
decade.

We are running out of raw materials.

Humans generate an unfathomable amount of waste, but thanks to the
well-functioning waste logistics, the ordinary first world citizen is often
spared the sheer scale of the problem. But fear not! The robot boffins
at the explosively growing ZenRobotics Ltd. are going to save the
world with intelligent robots.

See intelligent industrial robots picking recyclables from waste.
See the future!