Recycling

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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Urban flooding

Dawn 25 Jul 2024
The British had brought in a municipal system to plan and develop urban infrastructure ... The sewerage system was planned in conjunction with a drainage plan, though both functioned independently ... Periodic maintenance, repairs and an effective monitoring process made the system dependable....
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Shadowed lives: The plight of Pakistan’s slum dwellers

The News International 25 Jul 2024
— Reuters/File ... The lack of proper sewage systems and clean drinking water exacerbates these issues ... “Clean and Clear Slums policy”, for the purpose of cleanliness, must be introduced inclusive of proper sanitation infrastructure, segregation and recycling off waste, maintaining drainage systems and filters for clean drinkable water ... ....
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Florida Tech, Three Additional Florida Universities Launch Joint Effort to Boost Space Manufacturing

Space Coast Daily 25 Jul 2024
Cell and Tissue Tools, Bioenergy Systems, Advance Material Electronics, AI and Machine Learning, Lab-on-a-Chip Systems and Recycling and Sustainability ... Mitra’s research is focused on the development of 3D bioprinted tissue models using microfluidic-based organ-on-a-chip systems for disease modeling related to space- and Earth-based applications....
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Minnesota mining is a win-win for the environment, jobs and our energy future

MinnPost 25 Jul 2024
Louis River system annually.” It has also planned to recycle 19,000 tons of steel, pursue a negative carbon footprint, and set aside $75 million for proper site closure and reclamation....
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China Focus: China spurs recycling sector to spark new economic growth

Xinhua 24 Jul 2024
A subsidiary of the company in Hefei developed an innovative, full lifecycle recycling system for power batteries. This system encompasses everything from battery recycling and cascaded utilization to material and battery remanufacturing, ensuring sustainable development ... Technological innovation drives resource recycling sector's development....
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China spurs recycling sector to spark new economic growth

People Daily 24 Jul 2024
A subsidiary of the company in Hefei developed an innovative, full lifecycle recycling system for power batteries. This system encompasses everything from battery recycling and cascaded utilization to material and battery remanufacturing, ensuring sustainable development ... Technological innovation drives resource recycling sector's development....
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Cyprus moves towards banning plastic waste in agriculture

Philenews 24 Jul 2024
Under the new regulations, producers and importers of agricultural plastic products will be required to establish collective waste management systems ... The collective waste management systems will provide designated collection points where farmers and other users can deliver their plastic waste....
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Feds award Oceanside $15 million for water projects

San Diego Union-Tribune 24 Jul 2024
Most of the rest of the money came from grants and other loans based on revenue from the system ... The city will use $3.1 million of the Bureau of Reclamation grant to expand the recycled water system by building a 2.2 million gallon tank, a pump station and pipelines....
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White House order flexes muscle against plastic pollution

GreenBiz 24 Jul 2024
Ideally, the government will prioritize reuse systems "rather than investing in recycling and alternative disposables, which will not fully address the interlinked climate and waste crises," Upstream CEO Crystal Dreisbach wrote GreenBiz ... The group represents the $548 billion industry of plastics producers, suppliers, recyclers and processors....
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Recycling Rare Earths Beats Mining Them And May Weaken China’s Market

Forbes 24 Jul 2024
The U.S. could recycle the rare earths used in medical equipment, defense systems, and energy components to wean itself from China ... ....
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Wind, solar power surpasses coal power

ECNS 24 Jul 2024
China's total installed power generation capacity reached around 3.07 billion kilowatts by the end of June, up 14.1 percent from a year earlier ... China plans recycling system for wind turbines, solar panels2023-08-18....
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Support local farmers and lower your carbon footprint

The Spokesman-Review 24 Jul 2024
Here are a couple other reasons. ... These include things like efficient robotic milking machines, feed pushers and updated cooling systems ... Dairy farms also work to follow sustainable water practices by installing systems that catch and recycle water from milking ... When you can, choose products in reusable or recyclable packaging to help reduce waste ... ....
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Medicine for astronauts might expire before the first mission to Mars concludes

BGR 24 Jul 2024
It's not just about developing the spaceships that will get us to Mars, growing food in space, figuring out how to wash clothes,�or possibly drinking recycled urine while on spacewalks. It's also about ensuring astronauts have access to critical life support systems, including ......

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