Plastics and electronic materials are widely used non-biodegradable materials which have to be recycled economically and efficiently. For efficient recycling of plastics and electronic different types of polymer and electronic materials have to be identified and segregated. Economic aspects mandate that the plastic be identified and sorted instantaneously. In this paper, the Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) has been used for the instantaneous and online identification of consumer plastics and electronic wastes. This system enables identification of the waste material. To realize the above, a low cost embedded system, capable of automating the process of plastic and e-waste sorting method has been developed.