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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Guest Column: What's the problem of plastic and how we can prevent it

Ames Tribune 24 May 2024
Recycling is a great way to help the environment ... There are some plastics that cannot be recycled, so Ames developed a catalyst, a system that breaks down these plastics and polymers into chemicals ... This system encourages people to recycle plastic bottles and companies to use biodegradable products, creating a more sustainable environment....

Israeli students eye old PH jeepneys as learning centers

The Manila Times 24 May 2024
These will be equipped with a solar-powered water disinfection system, a rainwater collection system, and herb gardens planted on recycled plastic bottles. "They will also have teaching modules on a green and sustainable environment, such as recycling plastic bags into bricks for ......

Debate over property tax millage reduction for OCCOA continues

News-Review - Petoskey 24 May 2024
Of that amount, approximately $9.5 million is used to fund animal control, the county transit or bus system, the library, OCCOA and other services ... He also noted that the transit and recycling systems voluntarily agreed to a similar reduction ... Sanders said the transit or bus system did reduce its millage rate to .55 of a mill from .60....

Fresh Start Waste lands Bruntwood contract

The Business Desk 23 May 2024
As part of this new contract, Fresh Start will implement a focused recycling program designed to encourage both Bruntwood and Bruntwood SciTech customers to reduce waste output and maximise recycling efforts ... Knowing that they genuinely recycle all of the waste we produce, and the use of recycled plastic bins is another positive step....

Breast cancer ‘immunity’ for survivors could be achieved by killing ‘undruggable’ cells

AOL 23 May 2024
By killing cancer cells in a way that trains the body’s immune system to ... “By using this targeted protein degradation technology, known as a Protac, we have been able to use the cell’s own recycling system to specifically degrade and destroy the RIPK1 cancer protein,” he said....

Vivakor Provides Update on Empire's Hydrogen Project at the Port of West Virginia

ACCESSWIRE 23 May 2024
About Empire Green Generation Empire Green Generation is a behind-the-grid utilities company that utilizes waste-to-energy and recycling systems to provide electricity, waste management, and water treatment services to Empire's Riverfront Industrial Complex at the Port of West Virginia....

Nip shock: CT consumers buy 132 million nip liquor bottles, creating a messy problem for towns

The CT Mirror 23 May 2024
There’s a popular beverage of choice in Connecticut — nip liquor bottles. You’ve probably seen them — tiny plastic containers tossed on the ground, slowly wasting away by the roadside. Connecticut drinks a lot of nips ... That’s high enough to reach well into space ... “They’re not very easily handled by our recycling system,” Ainsworth said ... ....

SoCal has a new record pressing plant. Can it meet Swiftie-sized demand?

The Los Angeles Times 23 May 2024
... more.” (She later pointed out that she’s as guilty of this as anyone, and it’s a global problem to solve.) Fidelity’s team admit they wrestle with this question too; they spent years designing custom cooling and water recycling systems to keep utilities as minimal as possible....

Linking collaboration across the value chain to get to circularity

GreenBiz 22 May 2024
It’s important to align the needs of downstream operators processing the recycled materials with the upstream designers and manufacturers, so that the latter can learn more about how to design not only for today’s heterogeneous waste management and recycling infrastructure but to influence how these systems can evolve....

Public Notice: Brandon Township

Ortonville Citizen 22 May 2024
BRANDON TOWNSHIP ... walkways on 4” sand, installation of a well, water service, installation of a septic system,. prefabricated concession stand with two (2) bathrooms, split rail fencing, recycled plastic. site benches, ADA parking bumper blocks and identification signage, recycled plastic. trash and recycle bins, and four (4) LED solar light poles ... ....

Sustainable living in Cyprus: Eco-friendly practices for students

CyprusMail 22 May 2024
Make use of Cyprus’s public transportation system ... Waste reduction and recycling ... Recycling Programs. Get involved in recycling programs. Most educational institutions in Cyprus have systems in place for recycling paper, plastic, and other materials ... you recycle waste appropriately....

Kahramaa chief heads Qatari delegation at World Water Forum

Gulf-Times 22 May 2024
A Kahramaa statement stated that the president delivered Qatar's speech at the opening session. The week-long event concludes Saturday ... We have also invested in high-tech desalination technologies, smart water systems, wastewater treatment facilities and water recycling initiatives to meet the growing demand for water in a rapidly changing world ... .......

Denver Zoo transports people 'down under' in new habitat

Fox31 Denver 22 May 2024
DENVER (KDVR) -- The Denver Zoo will soon transport people "down under" with a new habitat featuring several animals native to Australia ... Denver Zoo) ... According to the zoo, the habitat was crafted with sustainability in mind through the use of rock materials used in previous projects that were used to create a recycled water irrigation system ... ....

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