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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Why the drive for cleaner energy is causing some mineral prices to rise

The National 14 Jun 2021
The metal – along with lithium, cobalt, rare earth metals and a few other substances – is one of the “critical minerals” that have emerged as crucial to the transition to new energy systems ... Still, given the enormous planned growth of new energy systems, recycling is only a small part of the solution for now....

New tender for Bainguinim waste plant in 15 days: Michael Lobo

The Times of India 14 Jun 2021
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. PANAJI ... Lobo said that the tender document is “ready, with modified criteria” ... The plant, estimated to cost Rs 200 crore is expected to cater to the entire Tiswadi taluka and would have facilities for recycling and sorting lines, segregation, bio-methanation and composting systems ... Start a Conversation ... India. World....

Town of Osoyoos receives upgraded used oil recycling infrastructure at their landfill

Castanet 13 Jun 2021
Residents of Osoyoos and the surrounding areas will be able to access this upgraded public recycling centre as an easy, free and eco-friendly system to return their used oil and antifreeze materials ... Having a convenient and free public recycling centre makes it easy for everyone to return their used oil products.”....

Common bacteria can transform plastic into a food additive

Technology Org 13 Jun 2021
It is possible to recycle PET, but it is cheap as is and even recycled products eventually end up in landfills ... It would also reduce the plastic pollution and help recuperate some of the economic losses associated with recycling....

From boots to base layers: the best walking gear

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
That’s where you opt for the layering system ... Cotton Tradersrecycled microfleece ... models made from recycled bottles available, such as this £16 option from Cotton Traders.Trousers ... the Ecoloader 24 has a decent back system, is made from 100% recycled products and comes in at £45....

'Huge for the environment': Omaha sees 45% rise in recycling with new carts

Omaha World-Herald 12 Jun 2021
Golden has long been a loyal recycler, and ever since the city switched to a new system of curbside recycling, it appears that more Omahans have joined the cause ... Under the previous system, residents essentially had to opt into recycling by seeking their own 18-gallon green bins from a city library....

Less recycling is ending up in the incinerator after Hartford area took aim at contamination problem

Hartford Courant 12 Jun 2021
HARTFORD — For months, grease-soaked pizza boxes, plastic bags and just plain trash have been contaminating recycling in the Hartford area, dooming hundreds of tons of otherwise-reusable material to the incinerator ... But in the region’s single-stream recycling system, those thin, single-use bags and trash bags only cause trouble....

Boulder’s Eco-Cycle joins newly formed national Alliance for Mission-Based Recyclers

Colorado Daily 11 Jun 2021
Initially, the Alliance for Mission-Based Recycling will focus on “stemming the tide” of single-use plastic packaging waste by advocating for several policies, including extended producer responsibility, minimum recycled content policies and deposit-return systems ... recycling....

Households could have up to seven bins each in rubbish collections shake-up

Metro UK 11 Jun 2021
The Government – which is planning to bring in the new collections system by 2023/24 – is understood to be drawing up plans that would allow some councils to collect recycling together but only in areas where seven bins is not practicable for households ... Defra say the plans will lead to more people recycling (Picture....

Cyclotron Road, Activate welcome 2021 cohort fellows

The Daily Californian 11 Jun 2021
Slaybaugh noted that the fellows are working on a variety of products to remedy “some of society’s toughest problems,” including developing low-cost batteries for renewable energy systems and decarbonizing the cement industry ... Cheng outlined their project, an infinitely recyclable plastic polymer....

Ocean pollution and human health

The Manila Times 11 Jun 2021
A solution in-between graduated prohibition on the use of plastic is to stop waste from getting into oceans by means of proper waste reuse and recycling systems ... It is about recycling and collection economy for higher value plastics such as polyethylene terephthalate resin-based ......

Global Returnable Packaging Market to be Driven by expanding manufacturing industry and rapid industrialization in ...

The Sentinel Newspaper 11 Jun 2021
The returnable packaging systems market is an integral part of the supply chain because manufacturers/suppliers do not have to invest in disposable packaging again ... Returnable packaging is a form of packaging system that can be used to package a product several times....

STORY3 Capital Partners Completes Structured Growth Equity Investment in Renew Anchored Dentures

Enid News & Eagle 11 Jun 2021
STORY3 adds Renew to its strong portfolio of innovative businesses disrupting the consumer world, including Recover Textiles Systems, S.L., a leading material sciences company and producer of branded sustainable, premium recycled cotton fiber, and FIGS, Inc., a founder-led, ......