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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WED: Get Engineers to Redesign Products without Plastic, Govts Urged

This Day 30 May 2023
we cannot recycle our way out of this mess ... It will never be able to cope unless less plastic comes out of the system ... Redesign systems and products so that the right to repair, reuse, refill and/or recyclability can be realised but remember, this is about recycling everything, not just the 9 per cent we do now....

Why the recycling symbol is part of a ‘misinformation campaign’

Popular Science 29 May 2023
Recycling contamination occurs when recyclable items are placed in the wrong bins or non-recyclable items end up in the recycling system ... The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization committed to building a circular economy, estimates that contamination costs the US recycling system ....

WATCH: Kenyan organisation upcycles plastics into household items

Independent online (SA) 29 May 2023
The dump receives over 2,000 tons of waste a day, making it the most viable working site for waste pickers to find plastics and other items that can be recycled ... waste still ends up on the streets and in sewerage systems....

WATCH: Scientists developing technologies to get rid of plastic waste

Independent online (SA) 29 May 2023
According to the UN’s Environment Programme we could reduce our plastic waste by 80% by 2040 by using existing technologies and reusing and recycling ... Is it something that could go into some sort of compostable system be it industrial composting or anaerobic digestion? Or is it going to end up down at your local waste depot,” says Hailes....

UN committee begins discussions on ending global plastics pollution

WPTV 29 May 2023
Even with a tight deadline, however, a solution may not come soon ... Talks today were stalled on deciding on a voting system for each country. SEE MORE. U.S. rate of recycling decreases ... Countries like the United States and China prefer scaling up global recycling efforts instead of limiting plastic production ... ....

Most offices closed for holiday

The Scranton Times-Tribune 29 May 2023
Trash and recycling collection, as in many other towns, will be delayed one day this week. County of Lackawanna Transit System will park the COLTS buses and vans for the day, and COLTS administrative offices also will be closed ... U.S ... Latest Stories. Police ... .......

Schneider Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular ‘is at the forefront’

Gulf Daily News 29 May 2023
It is a part of Schneider Electric’s Green Premium portfolio, which ensures energy efficiency, durability, recyclability, and transparency to help reduce environmental footprint.  ... In addition, this system features advanced technology such as a high-efficiency design, ......

Chinese brand Omoda plans to launch an electric car in SA

Business Day 29 May 2023
The vehicle has a deep Miller-cycle combustion system that recycles exhaust gasses for a second pass through the combustion chamber, not only cleaning emissions but also ensuring that remnants of the injected fuels are burned for greater efficiency. It is ranked as the engine with the highest thermal efficiency on the Chinese market ... ....

Local briefs 5/29/23

The Scranton Times-Tribune 29 May 2023
SCRANTON. Most offices closed for holiday. Monday is Memorial Day, and many government offices and services are closed ... Trash and recycling collection, as in many other towns, will be delayed one day this week. County of Lackawanna Transit System will park the COLTS buses and vans for the day, and COLTS administrative offices also will be closed ... U.S....

Boise says property tax bills will drop, even with proposed 2% rate increase; new staff ...

Longview News-Journal 29 May 2023
This week, Boise City Council heard a marathon presentation on the upcoming fiscal year budget, with presentations from all of the city’s departments ... It will also focus on its work to upgrade and expand its water renewal system to accommodate growth, in addition to the ongoing pilot for the recycled water program ... .......

Can beer persuade Americans to drink recycled wastewater?

Stars and Stripes 28 May 2023
cities and towns that drinking recycled water is safe, but proposals for so-called “toilet-to-tap” systems have stirred up resistance and backlash ... He had hoped to get the water from the on-site treatment system at a hospital in Atlanta, which uses H2O equipment to recycle ......

Former 'Eat Bulaga' host Jimmy Santos gets serious about recycling bottles in Canada

Manila Bulletin 28 May 2023
###### **Jimmy Santos goes on buy and sell recycling center in Canada (Youtube)** ... Jimmy shared a glimpse of Canada's recycling system in his [vlog](https.//, which was published on his official YouTube account last Tuesday, May 23 ... Afterwards, he is given a receipt on the worth of the recyclables he brought in....

'Based on fake accompishments?': Barbers slams PNP promotion system

Manila Bulletin 28 May 2023
Robert Ace Barbers agrees with the National Police Commission's (Napolcom) observation that the Philippine National Police's (PNP) system of promotion and performance rating of anti-drug police operatives is seriously flawed ... But what ticks off Barbers more is the recycling of illegal drugs that this flawed promotion system encourages....

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