Waste sorting at a recycling centre

Waste sorting at a recycling centre

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Caption: Waste sorting at a recycling centre. Gantries and conveyor belts used for waste sorting at a recycling centre. The waste will be sorted according to the material being recycled. Photographed at the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, New York City, USA. Opened in 2013, this site has the capacity to process over 200,000 tons of plastic, glass and metal each year.

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