Robot With Laser Vision Sorts Plastics, Boosts Recycling

March 9, 2010 by  
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Photo via Osaka University Plastic recycling is often a conundrum. Sorting at home can be iffy, since consumers don’t always know what’s recyclable and what’s not in their area, and some plastic types like bioplastics aren’t easily discernible, or recyclable at all. This keeps recycling rates in many areas low

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More Than Jobs, We’ve Outsourced Our Carbon Emissions

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image: Carnegie Institution We’ve written about the phenomenon of outsourced carbon emissions a number of times, with the example of perhaps up to one third of China’s emissions coming from manufacturing goods destined for consumption abroad being most prominent. Well, a new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution adds some more data to our our understanding of this issue:..

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More Than Jobs, We’ve Outsourced Our Carbon Emissions

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