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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South Africa’s shift to renewable energy must include plans for waste disposal

Independent online (SA) 08 Dec 2022
Renewable equipment can be recycled ... Schröder says South Africa does have the capacity to recycle solar and wind generation and storage equipment. Between 80% of 90% of a wind turbine can be recycled, including the concrete and steel used to build turbine towers ... Battery storage systems of all chemistries are recycled in South Africa....

Michigan recycling overhaul passes in final hours of lame duck

Michigan Live 08 Dec 2022
Gretchen Whitmer that would overhaul the state’s solid waste laws to promote recycling ... A prepared by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) said Michigan would benefit from about 138,000 jobs, $9 billion in labor income and $33 billion in economic output if its recycling rate increased to 45 percent ... After Nesbitt takes $30k, recycling bills rot....

Across China: "City of future" fosters low-carbon growth for green development 08 Dec 2022
"We have explored linking the points-based management system with basket shopping, garbage sorting and recycling, and established a long-term mechanism suitable for rural solid waste management to promote the reduction of solid waste sources in rural life," said Wen Bo, Party secretary of Hugezhuang Village....

"City of future" fosters low-carbon growth for green development

Beijing News 08 Dec 2022
"We have explored linking the points-based management system with basket shopping, garbage sorting and recycling, and established a long-term mechanism suitable for rural solid waste management to promote the reduction of solid waste sources in rural life," said Wen Bo, Party secretary of Hugezhuang Village....

Casella announces first electric refuse vehicle in Vermont

Eagle-Tribune 08 Dec 2022
08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc., (Casella) (Nasdaq ... ABOUT CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in nearby Rutland, Vermont, is the Northeast’s largest recycler and most experienced fully integrated resource management company....

WM Announces Plan to Increase its Dividend Rate and a New Share Repurchase Authorization

The Galveston Daily News 08 Dec 2022
The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S ... UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY BUILDING SYSTEMS RECYCLING....

Brace for higher water bills: San Diego rates may rise nearly 18 percent over next ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune 08 Dec 2022
A new analysis says more money is needed from ratepayers for the Pure Water sewage recycling system and other projects ... ....

Europe and America put a brave face on a growing economic rift

Economist 08 Dec 2022
A useful contrarian indicator for gauging the substance of international talks is whether negotiators talk about concrete ... The forum packed into one day talks on risk management in artificial intelligence, standards for plastics recycling, warning systems for semiconductor supply-chain disruptions and more ... ....

Impossible Metals demonstrates its super-careful seabed mining robot

New Atlas 08 Dec 2022
Terrestrial resources are starting to look strained and problematic, and while it's possible to recycle metals in a closed-loop system, the green shift in the coming decades will demand mountains of new materials ... Cameras and and AI systems attempt to identify nodules with visible life forms on them, so they can be left aloneImpossible Metals....

Space research: Is it feasible to reuse high salinity wastewater as a plant nutrient medium ...

Phys Dot Org 08 Dec 2022
The water cycle is an important part of the controlled ecological life support system (CELSS). It involves the supply of drinking water and plant irrigation water, and the recycling of urine, sanitary waste water, and air condensate water ... In a research paper recently published in Space ... Two hydroponic media were used for hydroponic cultivation ... DOI....

‘Circular bioeconomy’ could transform plastics sector, study finds

The Hill 07 Dec 2022
Acknowledging that such a system could boost recycling and reduce carbon emissions, the study authors argued these efforts would still fail to achieve global climate targets. That’s because by the year 2050, there would not be enough plastic waste available from recycling to meet the growing demand for the material, according to the researchers....

Government launches solid waste management project

The Daily Herald 07 Dec 2022
Maarten wants to transform the country’s existing methods of waste disposal at the two landfills on Pond Island into an integrated system of solid waste management that prioritises waste prevention, reduction, re-use, recycling and controlled, sanitised disposal....

Sparta Expanding into The Middle East– Soon Opening E-Waste Recycling Operation in Oman

Eagle-Tribune 07 Dec 2022
For the past year ERS management and staff have been working in partnership with local authorities to get everything in place to open the first advanced e-waste recycling facility in Salalah, the capital city of southern Oman's Dhofar province ... Digitized pick-up is being worked into the recycling system....

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