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.

Latest News for: Systems 4 recycling


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA receives ISCC PLUS certification

Hydrocarbon Engineering 23 Apr 2021
The new technology enables plastics to be recycled back to a raw material stream and returned to the market as new product from recycled material ... Advanced recycling creates a closed-loop system for plastics management, helps reduce landfill, prevents plastic from ending up in the environment and reduces the use of fossil-fuel based raw materials....

Automated trash, recycling pickup coming to West Newbury

Newburyport Daily News 23 Apr 2021
WEST NEWBURY — Automated curbside trash and recycling collection is coming June 1, so the town’s Board of Health will be working on ways to help wary residents adopt the new system ... The system is considered efficient and environmentally conscious, and could save the town $20,000 per year in waste disposal costs, according to the board....

Recycle E-Waste, Save The Planet

Malaysian National News Agency 23 Apr 2021
Pointing out that the most effective way to manage e-waste is through recycling, Ahmad ... However, he said, recycling e-waste is not a simple matter as it requires certain technologies and systems to ensure the recycling process does not impact the environment and public health....

Providing more effective assistance: Innovations in humanitarian aid

Reliefweb 23 Apr 2021
“Hydroponics allows you to grow fresh vegetables and animal feed without soil and with only a little water.” Plastic bottles, crates, bags and canisters are just a few examples of waste materials that are recycled in the systems and used, for example, as growing containers or irrigation tools....

Washington looks to complete the recycling loop - in the state and demand that companies ...

Inlander 22 Apr 2021
Not helping matters is that at the curbside collection level, people often muddy the system by throwing the things they assume or hope are recyclable into their bins, making it harder for sorting centers to separate the garbage from the valuable materials....

AMP Robotics Partners with Greenbridge to Increase PET Recovery

Daily Freeman 22 Apr 2021
(“AMP”), a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and infrastructure for the waste industry, has deployed six AI-guided robotic sorting systems with Evergreen, one of the nation’s largest recyclers of PET bottles, at its Ohio processing facility....

Merrow Announces a Revolution in Personal Protective Equipment

Kentucky New Era 22 Apr 2021
... that is manufactured repurposes approximately 40 recycled plastic bottles and – once the garments are retired – they can be recycled again, eliminating the cost of disposal for healthcare systems.The United States uses an estimated two billion disposable isolation gowns annually....

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Names Cascade Engineering 2021 Design for Recycling® ...

Omaha World-Herald 22 Apr 2021
The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind ... It uses a closed-loop system to pull often hard-to-recycle plastic out of residential recycling programs for use in its EcoCart™ ... The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc....

Black & Veatch Selected to Design Advanced Water Purification System

The Marshall News Messenger 22 Apr 2021
The California city of Palo Alto has selected global critical infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch to design an advanced water purification system (AWPS) as part of an agreement to expand water reuse in Santa Clara County ... of the city’s recycled water supply....

3M innovates to reduce plastic use, improve environmental footprint

Hibbing Daily Tribune 22 Apr 2021
The company has supported The Recycling Partnership for more than four years, and in 2020, it provided the initial investment for the Recycling Inclusion Fund to advance recycling infrastructure and education, and research into the challenges that prevent a more equitable recycling system....

On Earth Day, Natick firm offers companies a chance to donate old tech

Metrowest Daily News 22 Apr 2021
NATICK — In recognition of Earth Day on Thursday, TCG Network Services offered area companies a chance to drop off electronic equipment to be refurbished or recycled, with the supporter of IT services picking up the tab for recycling ... PCFE goes by an honor system....

The future looks bright for infinitely recyclable plastic

Phys Dot Org 22 Apr 2021
"And the main takeaways were that, once you've produced the PDK initially and you've got it in the system, the cost and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with continuing to recycle it back to monomers and make new products could be lower than, or at least on par with, many conventional polymers," said Scown....

Make every day Earth Day

The Grand Island Independent 22 Apr 2021
There are so many concrete ways in which we can protect the environment, from recycling cellphones and computers to properly disposing of medications, paint and other hazardous wastes ... Cellphones can be recycled at your provider’s store when you replace them. In Grand Island, the Clean Community System has a regional hazardous waste facility....