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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The Daily Mail 26 Mar 2023
Now you can’t chuck anything away without first having to consider how it should be recycled ... In theory, I welcome the new plans to introduce uniformity to the country’s recycling programmes, which currently differ between areas ... For example, there’s one system for our house in ......

Fair Go's claims about Ashburton's recycling efforts rubbished

RNZ 25 Mar 2023
Ashburton District Council chief executive Hamish Riach says misleading claims on TV's investigative show Fair Go could undermine years of recycling progress in Ashburton. A Fair Go episode pinned Ashburton as one of the worst recyclers in the country, which Riach said was inaccurate....

How much packaging we use (and what happens to it)

Purcell Register 25 Mar 2023
Many companies now use post-consumer recycled materials for their packaging and the reusable water bottle industry, valued at $8.6 billion in 2021, is projected to grow to $12.6 billion by 2030 ... recyclables ... The lack of a national deposit system for bottles and cans also accounts for aluminum's relatively low recycling rates....

Some ‘recycled’ product claims are mostly garbage

Popular Science 24 Mar 2023
In 2015, recycling is sorted at the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in New York City ... To jumpstart a paltry market for recycled plastic, governments across the globe are pushing companies to include recycled materials in their products ... The new laws will potentially help recyclers find buyers for what would otherwise become waste....

A status check on the UN’s plastic waste agreement

GreenBiz 24 Mar 2023
This means the agreement must tackle plastic recycling, for without a functioning recycling system there can be no circular economy ... for the use of recycled content; and enacting policies that support entrepreneurs and job creators working to advance the global circular economy....

Rise in ocean plastic pollution ‘unprecedented’ since 2005

The Jordan Times 24 Mar 2023
Recycling, even in countries with advanced waste management systems, has done little to help the pollution problem since just a small percentage of plastics are properly recycled and much often ending up in landfills instead ... “We really we see a lack of recycling, a flood of toxic products and packaging,” Erdle said....

LOOK: Unprecedented increase in ocean plastics since 2005, study shows

Independent online (SA) 24 Mar 2023
Recycling, even in countries with advanced waste management systems, has done little to help the pollution problem since just a small percentage of plastics are properly recycled and much often end up in landfills instead ... “We really see a lack of recycling, a flood of toxic products and packaging,” Erdle said....

Deutsche Bank’s collapse would be a threat to the whole eurozone

The Spectator 24 Mar 2023
The core problem for the eurozone has always been that a poorly designed, dysfunctional single currency builds up huge surpluses in some countries and deficits in others, and all that money has to be recycled somehow through the banking system. Deutsche, as Germany’s largest bank and the main commercial lender, is right at the heart of that system....

Gloucester Docks reed beds plan to attract wildlife

Yahoo Daily News 24 Mar 2023
Volunteers from the Canal and River Trust will plant the floating eco-systems in Gloucester Docks. The beds are fully recyclable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly ... from all the wildlife this new floating eco-system will bring."....

Bowersox Investment Group, Inc Invited To Speak On Behalf Of Hydraloop� At United Nations 2023 ...

MENA FN 24 Mar 2023
(MENAFN - EIN Presswire) Bowersox Investment Group, Inc shares how the private sector can accelerate the adoption and implementation of decentralized greywater recycling systems. Water scarcity is ... ....

Isabella seeks Tribal funding to see if jail can become juvenile lockup

Mount Pleasant Morning Sun 24 Mar 2023
A request for $555,790 came from the Isabella County Commission on Aging for programs and services ... Among the critical projects was a request from the Isabella Conservation District for $165,000 for a septic system cost-share program, and $150,000 for the county’s recycling program at the Material Recovery Facility ... Related Articles ... Mt ... .......

Tools and talent: CNY's Tessy Plastics celebrates 50th anniversary

Auburnpub dot com 24 Mar 2023
In 2005 the company purchased its own automation company, NuTech Tooling Systems in Meadville, Pennsylvania, now Tessy Automation ... Beck said 30% of the company's electricity comes from sustainable resources like wind and solar, 92% of its waste is recycled, and its plants use closed-loop water systems....

The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia

GlobalResearch 24 Mar 2023
Dirty money” recycled through the banking system–often through an anonymous shell company– became “covert money,” used to finance various rebel groups and guerrilla movements including the Nicaraguan Contras and the Afghan Mujahadeen....

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