13 May '11, 12pm

Ever wonder how your plastic cartons are sorted from your aluminum cans? Here's a video of how recyclables are sorted

Ever wonder how your plastic cartons are sorted from your aluminum cans? Here's a video of how recyclables are sorted

The video above walks us through the operation of an MRF, using every sorting trick in the book from gravity to magnetics to light. Interestingly though, the single biggest challenge to MRFs is plastic bags in the waste stream. While they are recyclable, they are not able to be mechanically sorted at the moment—so the video urges you to take your plastic bags to a grocery store for recycling. (Of course this is one more reason to consider a

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/how-your-recyclab...

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