I work for a distribution center where A LOT of boxes are tossed in the trash daily. This is a big problem environmentaly and is done without automation, hence we pay someone to do a job with no direct return. We do have an automated recycling system with conveyors leading to a compression compartiment, but it doesn't cover all of the warehouse and therefore is not perfectly used. I would say 50% of the carbdoard is recyled because it is near the conveyors. However, as mentionned, the rest is just tossed in the nearest trash barrel.
I am coming to you today because I would like to know if anyone has any form of ideas with the lowest cost possible. I am a young engineer and, hence, have little experience. We have asked the workers to bring the cardboard to the recycling conveyors, but not only do they avoid doing it, but it does add extra time while stopping production.
Lastly, we can't add extra conveyors due to cost and lack of space.
Once again, thank you for reading,