Question: How can you distinguish one type of black plastic from another? Problem: An industrial process for separating black plastics does not exist. Extreme Endeavors researched the properties of black plastics and took a new look at this problem. The standard way of thinking was to use light and translucent properties to determine the type of plastic. We had to develop a new concept, and so we looked to other fields. Using medical equipment and advanced image processing algorithms, we found a method to determine the type/composition of black plastics. Now, the next question we must answer is: How do we make that process automated in a cost-effective manner?