By Stephen Withers,

Melbourne’s APR Kerbside has been using an AI-powered robot to pick up used Tetra Pak beverage cartons that can be turned into poly-coated boards

Melbourne-based recycling company APR Kerbside has begun using a robot in the materials separation process.

The robot, from Canadian company Waste Robotics, is initially being used to separate Tetra Pak beverage cartons from the rest of the recycling stream at APR’s Truganina material recovery facility.

Earlier this year, SaveBoard – in association with Tetra Pak – opened its first beverage carton recycling facility in Warrangamba, New South Wales, where the cartons are turned into poly-coated boards that can be used in place of plywood and certain other boards in the construction industry.

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