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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Recycling program helps lead to a more sustainable university

The Daily Nebraskan 24 Jan 2022
To make recycling simpler and more efficient at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a recycling pilot program is helping to implement conventional recycling messages and containers throughout campus ... According to Hartman, there has been a decrease in recyclable materials in refuse systems due to the recycling pilot program....

Regulator supporting green development

China Daily 24 Jan 2022
And more than 10,000 power battery recycling service outlets have been set up ... The MIIT will also attach importance to battery recycling systems and NEV security regulation to improve the proportion of batteries recycled and their utilization efficiency, and promote the healthy and sustainable development of the industry....

‘Los presidentes’

Dawn 24 Jan 2022
So it is that the same uncles proclaim that the system is broken, and that it’s time to start afresh ... Yet whatever our history tells us, the same slogans persist — the latest idea, warmed over for the umpteenth time, is the need for a presidential system. Reasons have been recycled too ... Those calling for a presidential system may now rest easy....

ELECTION: Candidates for Wards 2, 4 talk about more topics

McAlester News-Capital 23 Jan 2022
Through my leadership of Keep McAlester Beautiful I’ve worked with the city to bring about the McAlester Recycling Center and through annual cleanups helped properly dispose of thousands of tons of bulk waste, tires, household hazardous waste, prescription drugs, electronics, and metal....

Between a Rising Tide and Apartheid: Environmental Justice in Palestine

The Palestine Chronicle 23 Jan 2022
Cartography ... The land is the people ... Women and Youth ... As for recycling, systems and geographies created under occupation do not allow for an interest in recycling efforts. Gaza ... Cultural Geography ... It is an important addition to the overall struggle for freedom from colonial-settlerism, ethnic cleansing, and the apartheid nature of the system it creates....

New-to-state company aims to teach food businesses how to grow

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 23 Jan 2022
"It really shocked me." ... "We are completely open to anyone involved in the food-supply chain," Bryden said ... The Chenal facility will be 35,233 square feet with multiple amenities that include water-recycling systems and energy-saving motors ... The gas distribution systems included in the transaction serve about 525,000 customers in the three states ... ....

Recycling should be easier. These home appliance start-ups are trying to help.

Union Leader 22 Jan 2022
And while it might sound a little easier to keep a couple of dedicated recycling bins around, both companies are, in their own way, tackling a flaw in our waste management systems that many people probably aren't aware of ... systems that same year, just 9% was recycled or composted....

Can This Startup Solve Our Recycling Problems With a New AI-Powered Appliance?

Slashdot 22 Jan 2022
The Washington Post profiles Lasso Loop, the startup behind "a hefty home appliance machine that automatically sorts and breaks down the recyclables you toss inside it," saying the company tackles "a flaw in our waste management systems that many people probably aren't aware of."....

Green consumption to benefit NEVs

China Daily 22 Jan 2022
Besides, the government will support the services provided for green consumption technologies, including the promotion of advanced green low-carbon technologies, the development of green logistics, and the building of a recycling system for waste materials, the plan stated....

Hoorman: Three methods for building soil carbon

The Crescent News 22 Jan 2022
Importing carbon ... Any of these practices will help build a robust healthy soil system that increases the recycling of plant available nutrients ... Plants naturally recycle carbon by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air with photosynthesis to form simple sugars ... In tilled or bare soils, bacteria and harmful nematodes dominate the system ... ....

Column: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to seize property from gang members is great if you ...

Dispatch Argus 22 Jan 2022
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to fix Chicago’s violence crisis seems to involve trotting out ideas that didn’t work before and won’t work now ... Hah! Silly lawyers ... And the only fix involves taking time to repair lives and neighborhoods unfairly broken by a system that keeps recycling the same dumb ideas and thinking they’ll finally work. ....

What is wishcycling? Two waste experts explain

GreenBiz 21 Jan 2022
People may not be sure the system works, but they choose to believe that if they recycle an object, it will become a new product rather than being buried in a landfill, burned or dumped ... The China scrap restrictions created enormous waste backups in the U.S., where governments had under-invested in recycling systems....

Accountability of plastic producers pushed

The Manila Times 21 Jan 2022
The informal waste sector, an important contributor to the Philippines' recycling rate, has also been integrated into the EPR system ... As pointed out in the WWF-Philippines' proposed roadmap, the responsibility of implementing the scheme for building high-quality recycling capacity ......