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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Letter: Beverage industry is committed to recycling plastics

Detroit news 25 Nov 2020
Pepper and environmental leaders on an initiative called Every Bottle Back to increase collection of our 100% recyclable bottles ... Using Ann Arbor’s robust recycling collection system, the upgrades to the MRF will improve efficiency, increase recycling rates and boost collection of fully recyclable PET bottles so they can be remade into new bottles....

Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife

Phys Dot Org 25 Nov 2020
Interviews with local fishers revealed high rates of fishing equipment being discarded in the river—driven by short gear lifespans and lack of appropriate disposal systems ... "There is no system for fishers to recycle their nets ... Insights from the Ganges River system, Science of The Total Environment (2020)....

Household hazardous waste drop-off sites closed on Iron Range

Duluth News Tribune 25 Nov 2020
Citing COVID-19 pressures, St ... People should call 218-741-8831 to make an appointment ... St. Louis County Environmental Services provides a comprehensive management system for garbage and recycling for all of the county outside the boundaries of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District ... Related Topics. ST ... ....

Unique office building development planned for Scio Township

The Sun Times News 25 Nov 2020
Much of the building is south facing with extensive glass along with passive solar management with energy recovery ventilation, daylight controlled lighting systems, efficient LED lighting, high performance insulated glazing, green/recycled building materials and a low maintenance building enclosure.”....

Kaiser Aluminum experiments with a new way to break down toxic chemicals

Inlander 25 Nov 2020
Keep filtering contaminated water through a less-than-perfect walnut-shell system, and scale that up to a larger size, or search for a better solution ... The first pilot filtration system, which has been running since 2015, uses castor oil (created from castor beans) and walnut shells to grab PCBs out of water that's pumped up from the plume....

LG Chem focuses on building recycling ecosystem

Korea Times 24 Nov 2020
An electric vehicle (EV) is being charged from an LG Chem energy storage system using recycled EV batteries in this undated handout photo ... In its rechargeable battery business, LG Chem said it is investing in technologies required for recycling used batteries for energy storage systems (ESS)....

Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources say

Crunch 24 Nov 2020
Earlier this month the company announced a new deal that represented its largest purchase order for its trash sorting and recycling robots ... That order, for 24 machine learning-enabled robotic recycling systems with the waste handling company Waste Connections, was a showcase for the efficacy of the company’s recycling technology....

Sparkling Jewels, Opaque Supply Chains

Human Rights 24 Nov 2020
Some have opted to source only recycled gold, thus avoiding risks related to mined gold of unknown origin ... For example, blockchain data on a ledger may not always be correct, and blockchain systems are expensive to create.[96] IV ... World Diamond Council’s System of Warranties Guidelines ... The LBMA defines recycled gold that has been previously refined....

Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that

Vail Daily 23 Nov 2020
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is wasting more and recycling less ... Currently, only 39 Colorado cities and towns bundle curbside recycling with trash ... For Colorado to reach its statewide goals, the report suggests a transition to a recycling system that’s funded by product and packaging industries rather than state and local governments....

Clean Loop Recycling Center: A First of Its Kind in Buffalo

Buffalo Rising 23 Nov 2020
The City of Buffalo prides itself on its recycling. At the same time, there are those that question if recycling pick-up rates equate to production of new beverage containers ... The systemClean Loop Recycling Center, operated by TOMRA of North America – is considered ‘the future of neighborhood recycling’ throughout the US....

Recycling cart rollout to occur by spring

Marietta Daily Journal 23 Nov 2020
Nov. 22—HOLLAND — Two grants are funding the purchase and rollout of recycling carts for Holland homeowners, with the transition to the new recycling method expected to be complete by May. The city is switching from a bagged recycling system ... ....

St. Charles city buildings closing to public in face of COVID-19 surge

Kane County Chronicle 23 Nov 2020
ST. CHARLES – City buildings will close temporarily to the public starting Nov. 30 as part of an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overtaxing the healthcare system. Public Meetings ... City Operations. • The St. Charles Police Station at 1515 W ... Refuse/Recycling. Lakeshore Recycling Systems will continue regular pick-up of refuse and recycling ... ....

Marsa-Hamrun bypass green wall to get over 27,000 plants

Independent Online 23 Nov 2020
The structure was specifically designed to reduce the risk of damage to the concrete retaining wall, whilst making use of eco-friendly, recyclable materials. The system also ... The costs include an integrated water delivery system and maintenance costs for at least five years....