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In the Minnesota counties Ramsey and Washington, a new recycling and energy program has been launched which utilizes AI technology.

July 18, 2023

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In the Minnesota counties Ramsey and Washington, a new recycling and energy program has been launched which utilizes AI technology.

The Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Facility is in the beginning processes of one of the nation’s largest co-collected food scraps initiatives. Using state investments, this program has rolled out to roughly 10% of its residents to participate in food scrap and recyclables technology.

Using an AI robot, the facility can sort food scraps from recyclable material on a line system. It is said that the program could potentially recover 60,000 tons of materials that would’ve either gone to landfills or incinerators each year.

Currently still in its pilot program, the AI robots are working to surpass their goal of 94%. Once it does, it can move forward.

Residents who are involved in the program receive free curbside service and a year’s supply of their specifically designed green bags.

Most residents are expected to be in the program by 2026 and aiming to meet the state recycling goal of 75%.

Read the full article here.

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