AIpowered robots could fix recyclings biggest problems

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  • By the numbers: The U.S. recycles 32% of municipal solid waste, up from 7% in 1960, per the Environmental Protection Agency.What's next: Expect to hear more about "extended producer responsibility" laws — or EPR — which attempt to hold manufacturers responsible for the cost of recycling their products.
The U.S. recycling industry is starting to get a helping hand from robots, which can sort trash faster and more safely than humans, and artificial intelligence, which gathers valuable data about what [+6677 chars]