how do recycling companies sort the materials



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    Generally, once the collection truck reaches the plant, the materials are spread out on a conveyor belt one layer thick. Plastic bags and cardboard are removed by hand to prevent machines from jamming. Then machines separate the items by weight: lighter paper and plastic are moved separately from heavier glass and metal. Then magnets can be used to separate the metal from glass. Glass has to be sorted by color by hand.

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