A trash can that separates recycleables!

This is a trash can that can separate recycleables from regular trash. 60% of all people, if they're not at home, don't make a conscience effort to recycle, this trash can would solve that promblem. The trash can has 4 different chutes one for glass, plastic, metal and trash. I think the government could install them in busy places like Washington D.C. and New York. I was inspired by an article I read of a toilet that separated feces from urine.

How Math & Science Can Help Power My Idea

The trash uses a laser grid to detect what goes into the trash can, because light waves pass differently through glass and plastic it would detect it and send each down its designated chute. it also has metal detectors so recycleable metals would also have thier own chute. Anything thatdoesnt set off the laser grid or the metal detectors goes into a chute containing non-recycleables.


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Shadow Wrieth

Age Category: 10-12

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