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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Citeo, Total, Recycling Technologies, Mars and Nestlé collaborate

Hydrocarbon Engineering 10 Dec 2019
“We are delighted to join this cross-value-chain consortium to help identify the right system to recycle flexible plastic packaging,” said Kate Wylie, Global Vice President, Sustainability at Mars ... and consequently increase the scale of recycling across Europe.”....
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California fines CVS a record $3.6M for failing to redeem recyclables

Detroit news 10 Dec 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, better known as CalRecycle, said its investigation found that 81 of CVS Pharmacy’s 848 retail stores in California refused to redeem the recyclables or pay a required $100 daily fee as an alternative ... California is one of 10 states with a deposit-refund system for beverage containers....
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California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

Times Union 10 Dec 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, better known as CalRecycle, said its investigation found that 81 of CVS Pharmacy’s 848 retail stores in California refused to redeem the recyclables or pay a required $100 daily fee as an alternative ... California is one of 10 states with a deposit-refund system for beverage containers....
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New life support system cleans air during full-house Space Station

European Space Agency 10 Dec 2019
With three more astronauts, the Station’s life support systems worked overtime ......
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Broadlink says suspect stole, sold 3,900 data storage devices

Asahi News 10 Dec 2019
Broadlink Co ... 9 ... We are confirming that now.” ... About 70 percent of the storage devices are wiped clean of data and recycled, while the remaining 30 percent are supposed to be destroyed. The recyclable items are managed through a numbering system. However, the company has no system to check if items slated for destruction are actually destroyed ... 9....
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Build sustainability from the ground up

Gulf News 10 Dec 2019
The choice of heating, ventilation and airconditioning, plumbing systems, water tanks and fire systems and the options on a building’s fabric - such as tiles, stones and glass - can impact sustainability targets ... These systems mostly have features either not compatible with the necessary building code or not used appropriately....
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INEOS Styrolution and Agilyx Advance Polystyrene Chemical Recycling Plant in Channahon, Illinois

The Daily Astorian 09 Dec 2019
This is a true circular recycling approach�that enables everyday products, like a cup, to be recycled back into a cup ... The Company has developed the first system capable of recycling polystyrene waste into styrene monomer, which is then used to make new polystyrene ("PS") products ... Contact us to have your post-consumer plastics recycled at�....
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Mid-Hudson Library System achieves 'Green Business Certification'

Daily Freeman 09 Dec 2019
The library system's key achievements through this process include affirming an organizational commitment to recycling and reducing the use of disposable and one-time-use materials, educating staff ......
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DENR chief to help Baguio City

Sun Star 09 Dec 2019
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary paid a courtesy call to Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who joined the secretary in inspecting the city's sewerage treatment plant in North Sanitary Camp and the Environmental Recycling System site in Barangay Irisan, which are two of the city's most crucial environmental facilities....
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Sound Off calls Dec. 5, Dec. 6, 2019

Citrus County Chronicle 09 Dec 2019
The system is set up for abuse ... And now that nutty idea of using recycled wastewater that is drinkable — what could possibly go wrong? ... There’s no company in Inverness that could have maintained that sprinkler system or those trees and plantings and all those expensive bushes....
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‘When in doubt, throw it out.’ A struggling market spurs drive for better recycling.

Pioneer Press 08 Dec 2019
While experts promote putting glass into the recycle bin, other items, like dirty food containers, can be difficult to sort out and can contaminate the system ... Betty McCollum is pushing for a national, standardized labeling system for recycling bins ... labels on recycling bins....
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KRG to establish recycling plants across Kurdistan as part of cabinet's agenda

Kurdistan Media 08 Dec 2019
Sasan Awny, the KRG’s Minister of Municipalities and Tourism, said one of the significant threats to the Kurdistan Region’s environment is the absence of an adequate waste and recycling system, noting that enforcing effective waste management infrastructure is one of the KRG’s priorities....
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EDITORIAL: Time to make hard choices on expansion of bottle bill

The Daily Gazette 08 Dec 2019
They’ll have to buy recycling machines, have a place to store bottles and have employees take on a new task ... The changes could raise costs for municipal recycling systems, private recycling operations, liquor and wine stores, and those companies that pick up recyclables, among others....
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