Local Recyclability

A consumer walking down an aisle at a grocery store can already use their mobile phone and artificial intelligence to identify products stored on shelves. By using a Product Type Identifier and cross-referencing the MassIDs with recycling solutions in a local market the consumer can be informed of the probability that the product will be recycled by local operators, and even be informed of how to properly dispose of the item to ensure that it is recycled. This is important because while certain products may be recyclable they may not be recycled in a determined region. For example, glass may be 100% recyclable. But, if it typically ends up in a local landfill then a different product may be preferable for local use.

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