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(Humans Invent)   It's not cool but it is useful: the robot who loves recycling   (humansinvent.com ) divider line
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2013-06-20 09:59:28 AM  
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2013-06-20 10:19:13 AM  
The cycle time is two times faster than humans and the robot is tireless

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2013-06-20 11:12:05 AM  
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2013-06-20 11:20:58 AM  
done in one
 
2013-06-20 11:42:39 AM  
In theory, old landfills should be mined for all the useful stuff they still hold, once the technology is ready.
 
2013-06-20 11:49:02 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: done in one

 
2013-06-20 12:08:07 PM  
It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.
 
2013-06-20 12:19:43 PM  

SDRR: brainlordmesomorph: done in one

 
2013-06-20 12:27:09 PM  
Next we need a robot with redundant diagnostic and repair systems that can troubleshoot and fix itself, unless you destroy the entire thing at once.
 
2013-06-20 12:43:00 PM  

enik: SDRR: brainlordmesomorph: done in one

 
2013-06-20 01:02:48 PM  

Yes please: It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.


Considering one of the bigger costs of recycling is paying for the sorting, it's very useful.
 
2013-06-20 01:09:32 PM  

meat0918: Yes please: It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.

Considering one of the bigger costs of recycling is paying for the sorting, it's very useful.


Now one of the major costs is buying a sorting robot.  And transporting all those crushed aluminum cans to China is still expensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels.
 
2013-06-20 01:12:03 PM  

Yes please: meat0918: Yes please: It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.

Considering one of the bigger costs of recycling is paying for the sorting, it's very useful.

Now one of the major costs is buying a sorting robot.  And transporting all those crushed aluminum cans to China is still expensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels.


Which is cheaper than making aluminum from bauxite.
 
2013-06-20 01:42:45 PM  
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2013-06-20 01:52:11 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Yes please: meat0918: Yes please: It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.

Considering one of the bigger costs of recycling is paying for the sorting, it's very useful.

Now one of the major costs is buying a sorting robot.  And transporting all those crushed aluminum cans to China is still expensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels.

Which is cheaper than making aluminum from bauxite.


Of course it's cheaper, or else they wouldn't do it.  The myth is that it's better for the environment.
 
2013-06-20 02:00:13 PM  

gingerjet: enik: SDRR: brainlordmesomorph: done in one


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2013-06-20 02:40:07 PM  

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But I don't like seafood.
 
2013-06-20 02:45:17 PM  

Yes please: JohnAnnArbor: Yes please: meat0918: Yes please: It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.

Considering one of the bigger costs of recycling is paying for the sorting, it's very useful.

Now one of the major costs is buying a sorting robot.  And transporting all those crushed aluminum cans to China is still expensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels.

Which is cheaper than making aluminum from bauxite.

Of course it's cheaper, or else they wouldn't do it.  The myth is that it's better for the environment.


So I have you down for strip mining for and and processing bauxite is better than recycling aluminum.  Just checking.
 
2013-06-20 03:08:41 PM  

meat0918: Yes please: JohnAnnArbor: Yes please: meat0918: Yes please: It's not really useful either, but it makes you feel good about yourself.

Considering one of the bigger costs of recycling is paying for the sorting, it's very useful.

Now one of the major costs is buying a sorting robot.  And transporting all those crushed aluminum cans to China is still expensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels.

Which is cheaper than making aluminum from bauxite.

Of course it's cheaper, or else they wouldn't do it.  The myth is that it's better for the environment.

So I have you down for strip mining for and and processing bauxite is better than recycling aluminum.  Just checking.


Nah, put me down for glass.  The beer tastes better anyway.
 
2013-06-20 04:06:21 PM  

gingerjet: enik: SDRR: brainlordmesomorph: done in one

 
2013-06-20 06:27:20 PM  

Yes please: Of course it's cheaper, or else they wouldn't do it.  The myth is that it's better for the environment.


Difficult to say. But processing bauxite into aluminum metal requires a lot of electricity. Something like 20 times as much as is needed to melt down existing aluminum metal and purify it to be reused. And that's not even counting the effort to dig it up. It's very hard to imagine a scenario where mining new aluminum would be better for the environment than recycling.

Glass recycling, on the other hand, is a little tougher.
 
2013-06-20 08:49:28 PM  
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