As one of the world’s largest producers of daily household garbage, China has been on a prolonged campaign to implement strict garbage sorting policies.
However, the campaign has been held back occasionally by low manual classification efficiency and high sorting error rates.
In response, the country has rolled out a series of technological products, including robots capable of classifying garbage.
Among them, a favorite is a type of garbage disposal robot that uses AI and IoT technologies to improve the efficiency and accuracy of garbage sorting.
It uses data generated by high-precision cameras and sensors to analyze the nature, weight and volume of garbage, so as to sort it with precision.
At the same time, the robot can also process recyclable materials according to their category, using methods such as compression and packaging, in order to minimize garbage pollution and promote the reuse of recyclable waste resources.
It is reported that the robot has been piloted in some communities and at public venues in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and other places, and has met with success.
In the absence of sufficient waste disposal personnel, these robots have become instrumental in China’s war on garbage, greatly reducing the workload and improving the efficiency of garbage sorting and treatment.
As China’s landfills bulge and incinerators work under increasing pressure, the need for correct garbage classification and disposal has been ever greater.
According to research, the per capita domestic waste production in many Chinese cities has exceeded 1 kg per day.
A 2019 study shows that the annual urban domestic garbage in China exceeded 100 million tons, accounting for 26.5% of the world’s total, and is growing at a rate of 8% to 9% per year.