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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While individual actions such as reducing plastic consumption and recycling are important, systemic changes are needed to truly combat the problem ... in alternative materials and technologies and promoting circular economy models that prioritize reuse and recycling over disposal....

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The Arabian Post 20 Apr 2024
Experts interviewed for the article include leading environmental scientists and military logistics officers who share insights on the challenges and benefits of integrating solvent recycling systems in military operations ... It addresses the technical aspects of solvent recycling ......

Your turn: Illinois Beverage Association is proud to be helping Rockford recycle

Journal-Standard 20 Apr 2024
No one wants to see our parks and trails littered with packaging that can and should be recycled. The simplest way to prevent valuable, recyclable materials from ending up in nature or wasted in landfills is to create accessible, effective systems for recycling. Illinoisrecycling ......

Adnec, Terrax launch new recycled flooring system for events industry

GDN Online 20 Apr 2024
Adnec Group has partnered with UAE-based Terrax Environmental at the recent World Future Energy Summit (WFES) to develop TerraTile, a 100% recycled modular flooring system for events ... Made from 100% waste and 100% recyclable, TerraTiles is a fully sustainable circular product....

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