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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This year may be the most important for the environment | Opinion

NJ dot com 27 Jan 2021
By Jeff Tittel ... Now they need to pass legislation like the Plastic Recycling Bill (S2515) that will help further the progress we’ve made. We also need a bottle bill like (A1710) to increase recycling rates. New Jersey really needs to ramp it up when it comes to electrifying our transportation system this year ... Our journalism needs your support ... ....

Screeching halt:

Crossville Chronicle 27 Jan 2021
Larry Daughtery's retirement from the city’s Recycling Department was approved. • The city approved a System Controls Project bid for Paradise Cove, Richmond Active Living Center, District Court and City Hall locations was awarded to Comfort Systems USA....

Screeching halt: West Main Street project a no-go for Richmond

The Richmond Register 27 Jan 2021
Larry Daughtery's retirement from the city’s Recycling Department was approved. • The city approved a System Controls Project bid for Paradise Cove, Richmond Active Living Center, District Court and City Hall locations was awarded to Comfort Systems USA....

Hellmann's Debuts First Big Game Ad To Help Americans Make Taste, Not Waste

The Trentonian 27 Jan 2021
food waste by providing the food system with data and solutions to prevent, rescue, and recycle food at risk of going to waste ... Visit to learn more. ++++ ... We have already made significant progress and continue to expand our ambition – most recently committing to ensure 100% of our plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025....

CDC finds scant spread of coronavirus in schools that take proper precautions

The Keene Sentinel 27 Jan 2021
She said principals do not have proper protective equipment, hand sanitizer, bathroom soap or ventilation systems ... Researchers noted that in these case, classrooms were crowded, not everybody wore masks and an air conditioning system recycled interior air in closed rooms....

Bosch Marks New Sustainability Era with ENERGY STAR® Certified Laundry Line, Most Efficient Pair

Omaha World-Herald 27 Jan 2021
Alongside Bosch’s advanced washing technologies for efficient water and temperature levels, the new 500 Series heat pump dryer is 60 percent more efficient*** and functions as a closed-loop system, with no heating element, condensing water and recycling warm air to efficiently ......

Dow, Union Carbide, other co. seek $3M EPA, DEQ settlement for years of faulty flaring, pollution

The Advocate 27 Jan 2021
The U.S ... +7. Lawsuit claims EPA's rules for industry flares are obsolete, could be underestimating air pollution ... Environmental … ... Charles Parish outside New Orleans ... Dr ... +5 ... The companies would also have to install systems that recycle the gases for fuel or for sale that would otherwise have been sent to and burned up in the flare ... Email David J ... ....

NEA awards tender for feasibility study and design of pilot plastic recovery facility

Straits Times 26 Jan 2021
The company specialises in the planning and design of waste management and recycling systems ... These will be further treated in chemical recycling plants ... Under the current system, recyclables are collected from blue National Recycling Programme bins located at various locations across the island....

Recycling labels need a facelift

The Washington Times 26 Jan 2021
With all that waste, a simple recycling system should be a ... ....

​Recycling upheaval makes Atlantic County outsourcing a prudent approach

Atlantic City 25 Jan 2021
Until private industry can determine what’s possible with better packaging design and materials, and with more efficient recovery systems, the best role for counties won’t be apparent — nor will the changes consumers need to make in their recycling habits ... base of recyclables....

Nissan Rogue built with recycled aluminium

The Engineer 25 Jan 2021
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is set to be the Japanese automotive giant’s first global model built using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminium parts. All-new 2021 Rogue sets pace for Nissan’s recycling efforts (Image ... The core of the closed-loop recycling system is a large pneumatic conveyance system....

Why Nigeria needs to adopt Green City concept

Business Day Online 25 Jan 2021
Like never before, the obvious climate change effects – excessive flooding and the environmental challenge from failed refuse disposal systems, overcrowding and development of unplanned neighbourhoods show Nigeria may be in dire need of green cities ... Many parts of Nigeria are endangered by flooding due to inadequate drainage systems....

Cebu Exchange bolsters reputation as country’s largest multi-certified office with Well™ certification

Sun Star 25 Jan 2021
The water supply for the building’s irrigation, toilet flushing and other auxiliary uses will be filtered and treated onsite through Cebu Exchange’s greywater recycling system to meet the contaminant threshold safe for the occupants....