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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Regional approach to recycling doable, report says

Arkansas Online 22 Oct 2020
FAYETTEVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas should expand recycling to keep more of the entire process in the region, from collection to companies buying the products made from recycled material, according to a report released Wednesday by the Northwest Arkansas Council ... End markets are the companies buying recycled material....

Snap, WD-40 rise; Netflix, Casella fall

Wtop 22 Oct 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Wednesday. ... Casella Waste Systems, down $3.10 to $57.00. The provider of garbage-disposal and recycling services is publicly offering just just under 2.4 million shares of stock ... Source ....

Plastic recycling in South Korea was already in crisis. The pandemic is pushing it to ...

The Los Angeles Times 21 Oct 2020
In 1995, a comprehensive recycling system was set up, and by the mid 2000s, South Korea was recycling some 60% of its trash, one of the highest rates around the world ... that even the most smooth-running recycling system would collapse if there is no one willing to take plastic....

WWF points out concerns on PH use of plastic products

Manila Bulletin 21 Oct 2020
For this customized EPR scheme to work, the report emphasized that the responsibility of implementing the scheme for building high-quality recycling capacity should be assumed by a non-profit Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), acting as the system operator, with strict monitoring and control systems carried out by the government....

Sustainability the key to business growth

The Saigon Times 21 Oct 2020
This initiative saw Melinh Point’s hardware refreshed with sustainability as a key focus, such as upgrading the entire mechanical and electrical system and replaced the air-cooled chiller system with a more energy-efficient water-cooled one ... recyclable waste and hazardous....

Volvic Creates “Thirsty for Action” Grant to Support Nature Protectors and Initiate a Global Community

The Marshall News Messenger 21 Oct 2020
Volvic benefits from a unique filtration system only protected nature can provide and so has made it its mission to help protect nature ... protect and/or restore natural ecosystemspromote circularity (by eliminating unnecessary packaging to reduce waste and/or systems for collection of wastes and recycling)reduce or capture carbon emissions....

Simple software creates complex wooden joints

Science Daily 21 Oct 2020
... glue, meaning items made with this system can be easily assembled, disassembled, reused, repaired or recycled....

World News Quick Take

Taipei Times 21 Oct 2020
Agencie. JAPAN. Deer-edible bags invented ... Firms collaborated to develop bags that pass safely through the animals’ complex digestive system. The bags are made with recycled pulp from milk cartons and rice bran, one of the main ingredients of the shika senbei savory crackers fed to them by tourists. HONG KONG. ‘Save 12 HK youths’ spreads ... On Aug ... CHINA ... ....

Japan to make plastic recycling mandatory for large corporate users

Kyodo 20 Oct 2020
The Japanese government plans to make the recycling of plastic materials used at offices and factories mandatory from April 2022 at the earliest to increase the low recycling rate for plastic waste resulting from corporate activities, officials said Tuesday ... a recycling company....

Iceland and Britvic announce new sustainable packaging moves

AOL 20 Oct 2020
She said accelerating the move to 100% recycled plastic bottles is the right step for Britvic to help reduce its impact on the planet. And she called for a well-designed, Britain-wide deposit return scheme and changes to the system that charges producers for disposal of their waste to create the required investment in UK recycling infrastructure....

Fabri-Kal Debuts Recycleware(TM), A Sustainable Product Solution

Grand Haven Tribune 20 Oct 2020
Recycleware Containers are made with a minimum of 20-50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET material. Recycleware Containers are made in the USA and are recyclable, in the communities that accept these products ... Fabri-Kal is a proud member of How2Recycle, a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public....

EDITORIAL: Effective policy actions needed to tackle growing plastic waste

Asahi News 20 Oct 2020
... published last month, titled “The Basic Direction of the Future Policy for Recycling Plastic Resources.” ... The government should consider a system to make plastic producers responsible for collecting, reusing and recycling plastics as well as a program to cut back on consumption....

$20 million marijuana cultivation facility to be built in Lake Orion

Crains Detroit Business 20 Oct 2020
With 20,000 plants in the facility, the company will use a Rhythm "fertigation" system that will ... Natrabis will also install an HVAC system that captures condensation through an underground filtration system, which is then recycled as clean water to help irrigate the plants....

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