New 24-hour Trash and Recycling Machine Being Trialed in Taipei
Taiwan has one of the highest recycling rates in the world, having recycled just over half of its household waste in 2017. Soon, waste disposal in Taiwan will be taken to another level with iTrash, a 24-hour smart machine that charges users to deposit household garbage and pays them to recycle. The first iTrash machine was installed in Taipei last August and was considered a success. This single machine attracted over 1,000 users who deposited over 2,500 kilograms of trash and recycled about 24,000 bottles and 11,000 cans during its four-and-a-half-month trial period. This innovative machine encourages people to recycle more by off ering a reward of NT$1 for every 10 plastic bottles or eight aluminum cans.
臺灣在全球算是回收率最高的地區之一，在 2017 年回收了剛好過半數的家庭垃圾。臺灣的廢物處理很快將透過 iTrash（全名為：iTrash 智慧城市 —— 垃圾回收整合系統，以下都簡稱為 iTrash）進入另一個層次，iTrash 是一個全天候的智慧機臺，它會向放入家庭垃圾的使用者收取費用及付給他們回收的費用。首部 iTrash 機臺於去年八月安裝在臺北，且此舉被認為是成功的。光是這一臺就吸引了一千多名使用者在四個半月的試營運期間放入超過兩千五百公斤的垃圾，還回收了約兩萬四千個保特瓶及一萬一千個鐵鋁罐。這種創新的機臺透過每向人們回收十個保特瓶或八個鋁罐就回饋新臺幣一元來鼓勵更多的回收。
trial vt. & n. 試用，測試
We will trial this new rule for several months.
The scientists finally succeeded in the experiment on the 13th trial.
deposit vt. 存放；留下
Daniel deposited a large suitcase in the luggage locker.
The company is trying to encourage its employees to come up with new, innovative ideas.