How do recyclables get sorted?



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    All loads are fed onto a conveyor belt, which is first exposed to magnets which attract ferrous metals. Then an electrical currents separates the foil and aluminum cans from the mass. Workers stationed along the conveyor belt after this sort out beverage cartons and large objects which were mistakenly included in the batches. A series of screens remove glass bottles and plastic caps while more workers capture plastic bags. Finally a laser passed over the batch to identify certain types of plastics which are than blown off of the conveyor belt where they are collected by more workers. 

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