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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Experts criticise lack of planning amid warnings that water shortages are escalating

Irish Independent 13 Aug 2022
... water-users to register details of how much they take from public water sources and where.A mandatory licensing system is promised by the Government, but an interim registration scheme is missing about 1,300 of the country’s estimated 3,000 heavy users.The EPA said....

From the Extension: Think about starting your vegetable garden now

Leesburg Daily Commercial 13 Aug 2022
While temperatures are still high, now is the time to prepare for your fall vegetable garden ... Many may think they require large areas to plant a vegetable garden ... What it depends on is how you choose to raise the best places on the soil or elevated raised bests with an enclosed soil system. Containers can be anything from pots to recycles containers ... ....

Bio-recycling gets fashionable with enzymes that will eat your shoes

GreenBiz 12 Aug 2022
The consortium aims to develop the industry’s first large-scale fiber-to-fiber polyester recycling system, a process that could play a meaningful role in circularity in fashion ... Then in September 2021, Carbios opened a demonstration plant in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where it’s been testing its system for plastic bio-recycling....

OriginClear Installs EveraBOX for Integrated Municipal Water Disinfection

Cadillac News 12 Aug 2022
Water on Demand™ allows commercial and multifamily residential buildings to install pay-per-gallon water recycling systems onsite and pay for it like a utility bill, with no upfront cost ... Local industries and communities are now treating and recycling their own water, helping to ......

Cutting edge green building opens in South Taguig

Manila Standard 12 Aug 2022
The building’s sustainable features, such as energy efficient air-conditioning system, double- glazed low-e glass, energy efficient lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures and rainwater harvesting and recycling system, provide water and energy savings by as much as 40%.....

Warren County panel debates use of ARPA funds

The Post-Star 12 Aug 2022
"We are talking about changing the system, where towns currently have to pay for disposing their recyclables, into coming together and bringing those recyclables to a central facility and selling directly to markets ... to help move the county into a different system," Mylott said....

In Their Own Words: Schultz, Stauber offer their views on mining, guns, energy, police

Duluth News Tribune 12 Aug 2022
Tuesday’s primary election produced the race everyone expected for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. Democrat Jen Schultz of Duluth challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Rep ... 8 ... When I was first hired onto (the) Duluth (Police Department) in the early 1990s, we just recycled these habitual defenders through the jail system, and it wasn’t working....

Lindsay Webb, Barry Zitser & Tim Fleury: A challenge to the NH beverage industry

Union Leader 11 Aug 2022
This is the only way to honor the pledge in current TV ads to “get every bottle back” for recycling by 2030, which is being pushed by the American Beverage Association ... Norway’s bottle deposit system has allowed for 97% of all plastic bottles to be recycled in that country, with less than 1% ending up in landfills, according to Climate Action....

Why bother cutting our carbon footprint when its all the neoliberals fault

The Irish Times 11 Aug 2022
I remember being taught the central importance of recycling in primary school ... So much for recycling then, I guess ... The fatalists explain that the problem is a “systemic” one, far beyond the reaches of a 10-year-old’s recycling habits. But, we might ask what these people think the so-called system is comprised of if not people like you and I....

Digital twins heat up the capabilities of energy storage plants

Process and Control Today 11 Aug 2022
Waste heat from the liquefier compressors is recovered within the process for highly efficient operations and the storage and recycling of thermal energy released during discharge can be used as part of a closed-loop system to support air liquification activities during charging....

There's $4B for West drought relief in the climate bill. Here's how it could be used

News-Press Now 11 Aug 2022
"This thing is getting worse so fast that those cuts don't stabilize the system," Kelly told CNN ... "There just aren't many opportunities left; that's why we're at this point where we have to be looking at paying people to leave water in the system." ... "The system really needs to be ......

Montcalm County commissioners hear more ARPA money requests

Greenville Daily News 11 Aug 2022
STANTON — The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners tried a novel idea on Monday. Sticking to a plan ... — DN Photo ... The multi-faceted project aims to include educational features about the local eco-system, wildlife and water, picnic tables and benches along the way to enjoy the lake view, recycling containers and other community engagement pieces ... ....

Petroteq Announces Completion of Milestones Prior To The Closing of Viston United Swiss AG Offer

Eagle-Tribune 11 Aug 2022
While the Technology is applicable to both "water-wet" (Canada) and "hydrocarbon wet" (Utah) oils sands sediments, deposits and materials, the technology does not utilize water in its processing operations and thus there is no requirement to build and manage large tailings ponds and wastewater treatment and disposal systems and facilities....

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