Abstract: Due to their utility and production flexibility, plastics are used in a variety of throwaway goods, high-end technology components, etc. A severe environmental problem caused by the global proportion of plastic waste has led to a demand for plastic waste management methods. Successful plastic recycling requires enhancing resource recovery through adequate sorting and collection technologies.
In order to achieve an ideal design and more efficiency, this study presented a three-step optimization process for a reverse vending machine (RVM), a compact automatic recyclable garbage sorter/collector system. Reducing pollution from plastics will require action and international cooperation to reduce plastic production, including through innovation, better product design, and the development of environmentally friendly alternatives, as well as efforts to improve waste management and increase recycling. To overcome such an issue, in this project, an automatic collecting bin with a reward feature is proposed as a plastic bottle and metal can collection and reward machine.
Keywords: plastic, metals, cans, bottles.
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2022.91208