As you probably know, there are many different sorting systems used by various manufacturers. It would be desirable to have a similar sorting system that uses multiple technologies to sort items, but that could easily be interchangeable with various items. Currently, recycling efforts are often costly, as humans need to sort single-stream recycling. It would be beneficial to have a system that sorts various plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, etc.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)
Pogue, Daniel; O'Neill, Robert; and Perez, Javi, "Automated Single Stream Recycling Sorting Bin (ASSRSB)" (2019). Washington University / UMSL Mechanical Engineering Design Project JME 4110. 22.