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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IDTechEx Discusses Why OEMs Are Investing in LIB Recycling

Longview News-Journal 29 Nov 2021
The economics of Li-ion battery recycling. The economics of recycling primarily depends on three factors ... Tesla claim to be developing a battery recycling system at its Gigafactory in Nevada, having relied on third-party recyclers in the past, and BMW have formed strategic partnerships with recyclers, seeking to design cells with recycling in mind....

Letters to the editor: New variant; Boulder Municipal Airport; Western Disposal; filibuster; idling engines

Daily Camera 29 Nov 2021
“… the current linear economic system is based on extracting resources, making products, then throwing them away. While recycling and composting reduce the amount of harm this system engenders, the model depends on a constant supply of virgin natural resources and carbon-heavy manufacturing and transportation processes....

Tattersall Distilling’s ‘destination distillery’ to open this week in River Falls, Wis.

Pioneer Press 29 Nov 2021
Tattersall Distilling’s 75,000-square-foot “destination distillery” will open this Wednesday, Dec. 1, in River Falls, Wis ... The Northeast Minneapolis production facility and cocktail room will continue to operate ... In addition, a water-reclamation system recycles all production water, repurposing it into future distillations ... Tattersall Distilling ... ....

Swiss at Expo 2020 Dubai hosts ‘No time to Waste’ exhibition

Gulf Daily News 28 Nov 2021
For instance, the pavilion is highlighting how plastic is recycled to fashion materials, extracting gold from used smartphones, the power of worms in composting organic waste, etc ... Although consumption rates are above the global average, Switzerland is considered a recycling role model because of its waste collection, separation and recovery system....

Infrastructure law expected to boost jobs, economy

Springfield News-Sun 28 Nov 2021
“As projects are completed over time, the overall transportation system will become more reliable for the traveling public ... Another $5 billion is allocated for cleaning up pollution at Superfund and brownfield sites and improving waste management and recycling systems, the EPA said....

Arkansas recyclers expect increase in packaging material from '20 holiday shopping season

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 27 Nov 2021
"One of the catchphrases now is 'wish recycling' – when you put it in there wishing it will make it through the system and be recycled," but for a lot of reasons, including cost, it can't be recycled with the current system, Miller said ... to do that to make the system work....

Thousands delighted to see Santa Claus Lane Parade’s return

Olean Times Herald 27 Nov 2021
Rather than riding in a big, red sleigh, Mr. and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowds from atop a big, red Olean Fire Department truck ... Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market in US to witness USD 45.71 Mn growth . American Battery Technology Co., American Zinc Recycling & Aqua Metals Inc ... Technavio. In-dash Navigation System Market to Grow at a CAGR of 4.56% ... ....

The Native Dairy Farmer

RNZ 26 Nov 2021
Listen ... Where it has been possible, the couple has used recycled and used materials for the nursery. Carry trays and an irrigation system were picked up from a nursery that was closing down ... The pots used for the native plants are made from recycled plastic and Alice is keen to have them returned by customers so they can be re- used ... .......

Jefferson Co. Solid Waste Authority finds new hazardous waste collection vendor

Courier Express 26 Nov 2021
... for recycling education. The National Association of Counties released a comment saying “county governments play an essential role in the nation’s recycling systems, as local governments are the primary provider of waste management services across the country.” ... recycling system....

Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles

The Observer 26 Nov 2021
Belgium-based Umicore, a one-time smelting firm turned “urban miner”, has developed a cutting-edge recycling system that melts down the core components into a metal alloy (including copper, nickel, and cobalt) and a concentrate (containing lithium and other rare elements) ... Umicore’s recycling site in Antwerp....

Project Manager – Early Recovery and Sustainable Waste Management Project

Reliefweb 26 Nov 2021
Project activities planning, implementation and monitoring Managing a project funded by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona aimed at the establishment, in coordination with local authorities, of a first pilot system for plastic recycling in North East Syria;** Preparing the work ......

Manufacturing sustainable supply chains

Process and Control Today 26 Nov 2021
Manufacturing sustainable supply chains. 26/11/2021 EU Automation ... Embrace innovations ... End-to-end sustainability ... The circular supply chain is a model that encourages manufacturers and sellers to recycle and resell discarded products. Circular systems involves reusing, repairing, refurbishing or remanufacturing to create a closed-loop economy ... .......

Woolies stands by its reusable shopping bags that were already introduced three years ago

Independent online (SA) 25 Nov 2021
WOOLWORTHS (Woolies) has taken six metric tons of plastic out of the system through the introduction of reusable shopping bags, shareholders heard during the 2021 annual general meeting held virtually yesterday ... They have been our supplier growing from 25 000 bags a week to 700 000 a week now and it is all made out of recycled materials....