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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 2, February 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Automatic Segregation Of Plastic Waste For Recycling Industries

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AUTHOR(S)

Sureshkumar R, Suji Prasad S.J, Annas T, Aruna L, Iniya D G

 

KEYWORDS

Arduino, Colour sensor, IR Sensor, Plastic waste, Proximity sensor, Segregation System.

 

ABSTRACT

Plastic waste has been a primary environmental concern nowadays due to the increase in its consumption. It is a chemical compound manufactured by adding various chemicals and toxic agents. It is a known fact and at the same time, hard truth that plastic is non-biodegradable, and it causes multiple hazards to the environment and the living beings. Improper disposal of plastic leads to soil pollution, clogging of water on the surface of the earth, death of aquatic species and even more severe impacts on the environment. In our project, segregate the plastic waste without any human intervention. It helps in reducing the man's work, and it also makes the segregation process easier. The only way to eliminate the adverse effects of plastic waste is to recycle it properly such that the amount of waste is reduced and recycled material can be remade as useful plastic products. The plastic products are recycled based on its physical parameters such as size and colour. The process of segregation of plastic based on size and colour is at present is done by labourers at recycling units, which is a prolonged process and also leads to long term health hazards. The slow rates of reuse and recycling, most of them end up in landfills, beaches, oceans and remain there for hundreds of thousands of years.

 

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