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Impact of New Technologies and  Distributed Manufacturing Using Local Resources 

New diagnostic  technologies for the precise identification and sorting of materials (metals, plastics, and glass) have recently emerged that can potentially revolutionize the recycling of materials and provide new sorted materials streams for manufacturing products at lower costs and using much less energy.  In addition, new manufacturing processes such as 3D printing open the door to using locally recycled materials  for producing products in small batches. In this routable we will discuss the development of these new technologies and their potential impact on the manufacturing sector.