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Intelligent trash sorting system starts services in Sanya

Updated: 2017-08-09 11:04:51

“Clean” and “digital” might not be words that come to mind when most people think of waste collection, but this traditionally low-tech field is about to become less dirty and more digital thanks to a new intelligent rubbish management system launched in Sanya.

 

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As part of a just-launched pilot program, the trash transfer station at Sanya’s Xiayangtian Residential Community on Fenghuang Road has been replaced with a new high-tech, automated trash sorting system that encourages residents to put trash in their corresponding categories.

 

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The system consists of three containers for sorting waste – wet waste, dry waste, and harmful waste – each of which is equipped with a sensor that recognizes the material inside and classifies each item into the proper category.

 

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When a resident approaches one of the smart trash containers, a receptacle corresponding to the article to be discarded will open automatically after the system has recognized the object.

 

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The intelligent trash management system not only helps to educate the public about how to appropriately sort waste materials into waste receptacles; it also facilitates environmentally friendly waste management.