Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" waste hierarchy.

There are some ISO standards related to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice.

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, tires, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection centre or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

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Recycled fish nets and geothermal power: inside the Paris Olympic village

Index-Journal 29 Feb 2024
"It's a very high ratio, and with our system of recycling water, it will enable areas for relaxation and cooling off," Charles Richard-Molard, deputy director in charge of public spaces at Solideo, told reporters ... recycled fishing nets -- the same system as at the Tokyo Olympics....

Gurugram may face water crisis as GMDA yet to fix shortfall

Hindustan Times 29 Feb 2024
In a large number of condominiums, we have found that double plumbing system to use recycled water is not being utilised ... He added that GMDA has asked developers to ensure that their sewage treatment plants are functional and recycled water is used as much as possible....

Organic Recycling Systems partners with University of Petroleum for R&D; shares up

Business Line 29 Feb 2024
Organic Recycling Systems Limited’s shares were up by 0.09 per cent after the company announced a partnership with the University of ......

The Compost: Tips to avoid eco-anxiety, a gondola greenlight and a hike to check out ...

The Press Enterprise 29 Feb 2024
When people fixate on, say, flaws with our recycling system, Blakespear likes to remind them that “recycle” is only one step in the “chasing arrows” symbol ... Every sector has to play a part in the shift because we’ve built up a system and lifestyle that is not sustainable....

MP warns of recycling policy failures

Philenews 28 Feb 2024
Cyprus and, by extension, taxpayers will find themselves in a difficult situation when the EU notices what we’re not doing regarding the recycling of materials, argues Green Party Member of Parliament Charalambos Theopemptou ... The following problems have been identified in Cyprus regarding the implementation of such systems.....

Plastic makers lied about recycling for decades. What do we do next?

Popular Science 28 Feb 2024
Most plastic is either landfilled or burned—just about 9 percent is ever recycled ... For decades, plastic producers knowingly misled the public about the feasibility of plastic recycling, according to a recent by the Center for Climate Integrity ... Crucially, the Center for Climate Integrity’s report is about plastic recycling—not all recycling....

Stolen scrap metal database helps recover part of vandalized MLK statue

Fox31 Denver 28 Feb 2024
Rocky Mountain Recycling's Brian Henesey is the chair of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, which runs a database alert system for these kinds of thefts ... "That database enables recyclers to identify or be on the lookout or aware of materials that are not legitimate or stolen materials, and that helps us," Henesey said....

Fire vehicle, $1.7M budget on Harrisville town meeting warrant

The Keene Sentinel 28 Feb 2024
Another article proposes transitioning Harrisville's Willard Hill Transfer Station to single source separation, away from the current dual stream system. Under single source separation, each recyclable must be cleaned and segregated at the point of disposal....

Comstock Announces Full Year 2023 Results

Enid News & Eagle 28 Feb 2024
adverse effects of climate changes or natural disasters; adverse effects of global or regional pandemic disease spread or other crises; global economic and capital market uncertainties; the speculative nature of gold or mineral exploration, and lithium, nickel and cobalt ......

How to save the planet, and your sanity, when no solution looks perfect

The Virginian-Pilot 28 Feb 2024
Too often, Sinatra said, conversations about individual action devolve into debates over, say, problems with our recycling system, which she acknowledged is a “bit of a hot mess.” The good news, per Sinatra, is “there are things you can do that are much more climate impactful ......

What about water? New Apex Industrial Park project aims to answer that

Review Journal 28 Feb 2024
North Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Water Authority officials broke ground on a system that will help the industrial complex recycle indoor water .......

What about water? Apex Industrial Park breaks ground on new pipeline

Review Journal 28 Feb 2024
North Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Water Authority officials broke ground on a system that will help the industrial complex recycle indoor water .......

This $25M project will develop, conserve water at Apex in North Las Vegas

Review Journal 28 Feb 2024
Officials broke ground on a water line and wastewater system that will ensure all indoor water used at the Apex Industrial Park is recycled and sent back to Lake Mead .......

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