01 Aug '11, 3pm

Fact of the Day: Every minute, an average of 113,204 aluminum cans are recycled

VIDEO: The Solar-Powered Recycling Robot Meet Dr. R.E. Cycler – a solar-powered robot that crushes aluminum beverage cans to prep them for recycling. The robot, whose full name is Dr. Robotic Environmentalist Cycler, is the latest creation of Florida Robotics, a company that makes entertainment and promotional robots to sell in the U.S. and 30 other countries. To see the Dr. R.E. Cycler in action, people place a can in his mouth and watch through his clear chest and belly as the can gets crushed. The robot crushes a standard 12-ounce aluminum can to less than one inch in size in seconds. The talking robot has bright LED … read more

Full article: http://earth911.com/recycling/metal/aluminum-can/

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