AI-driven recycling enables sorting of damaged packaging
Friday, 10 09 2020, Category: Technology, Country: World
Latvia-based WinGo Deposit has launched the world’s first deposit system that uses artificial intelligence, machine vision, and neural network technologies to recognize and sort all types of packaging.
This includes PET, can and glass bottles, tetra pack, batteries, and more, even if they have been flattened, damaged or with a missing label.
The technology significantly improves the functionality of automatic recycling deposit points, which until now, have only been able to accept undamaged products. This significantly reduces the amount of waste it is able to accept, as many used products are often flattened after use.
With deposit systems being implemented around the world, WinGo Deposit said it is an opportunity to significantly increase the accessibility of deposit-based recycling by extending the list of accepted items and thus, encouraging a circular economy.
“We developed this product from an end-user perspective. We believe that technologies have to be developed based on consumer habits, as opposed to trying to make the consumer bend their habits to use your product. Only then do they truly stand a chance to be accepted by the general public,” said Vismands Menjoks, founder of WinGo Deposit.