For many countries segregating trash is a tedious and expensive task. This is why they simply refuse to do it and dump all wastes in to a single waste field. This has been shown to cause more ecological damage and also increases the time it takes for waste to decompose. If this process can be automated and made cheaper, then it can make it easy for countries to implement better waste disposal practices.
Currently, waste segregation is done by people. It is not a good job and workers are often at danger of being exposed to harmful chemicals, medical wastes and be exposed to diseases. If instead we can use a neural network that can do the classification then we can make the process faster, safer and more accurate.
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