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


Better waste management needs behaviour shift, say experts

The Times of India 28 Oct 2021
Nearly 70% of waste is organic or wet waste that can be easily decomposed while the rest is dry that finds end value in recycling ... or is recycled ... Also, there’s no ward-wise system of material recovery facilities to promote recycling,” said waste management expert Sameera Satija....

Document: Responding to Climate Change: China's Policies and Actions

China Daily 28 Oct 2021
Building a Fair and Rational Global Climate Governance System for Win-Win Results ... ・promote industry systems for efficient energy conservation, state-of-the-art environmental protection, and resource recycling, boosting the growth of the new-energy vehicle industry, new energy industries and energy-saving and environmental protection industries....
photo: WN / Geeta
Mercedes benz logo

Mercedes' electric delivery van concept cleans the surrounding air

Engadget 27 Oct 2021
Other eco-conscious technology includes an energy-saving heating system that hews close to the body (including the seatbelt) and a heavy use of recycled materials. The filler is made from household waste, the cab partition is built from natural straw and the underbody includes recycled polypropylene and used tires ... Safety is a concern as well ... ....

"Labor seems to be one of the most important challenges all growers face"

Fresh Plaza 27 Oct 2021
Growers going forward will definitely think of reaping CO2 off their heating systems or other alternative sources to get CO2 ... Most of the growers are already recycling and reusing water and nutrients in their systems ... With the high cost of labor, Family Fresh Farms utilizes the Priva FS Performance system to measure everything that everyone does....

New flow battery from the United States

PV Magazine 27 Oct 2021
“The battery is designed with recyclable components and does not degrade over time,” it said in a statement. “It maintains system performance, providing a reliable and cost-efficient system for 20 years.”....

SpaceX Crew-3 mission to help test space tech: Raja Chari

The Times of India 27 Oct 2021
Called exploration technologies, Chari said among the aspects that will be tested for the moon shot at the space station will be those linked to life support systems ... With regards to science on this mission, he said his interest is environmental systems, increasing efficiency to recycle water and scrubbing carbon dioxide....

Miami’s green vice? Too many palm trees

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Oct 2021
... abilities at capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide and reducing pressure on drainage systems by capturing and recycling rainwater naturally.Sponsored....

John and Mary Gauthiere: Make sure you have a voice in the water your family drinks

The Tribune Greeley 27 Oct 2021
It just didn’t have a name yet ... We still enjoy that water today! ... In order to accommodate Thornton in Greeley’s system, Greeley would have to get some demand out of the Bellvue system ... Much research was undertaken ... Amendment 17-10 (aka 2H) requires a public vote to buy recycled wastewater or groundwater and deliver it through Greeley’s water system....

Business Memoranda: 10/27/2021

Traverse City Record-Eagle 27 Oct 2021
Wessels. ViewTech Borescopes Senior Sales Consultant Zack Wessels is a recipient of the “40 Under 40 Maintenance Professionals Awards” from Aviation Maintenance Technology ... Veiga ... She is a member of the Leelanau County Land Bank Authority, Michigan IMAGIN (Geographic Information System) group and the Michigan Recycling Coalition. Carla A ... Hansen ... Kroll ... ....

Coca-Cola Reports Continued Momentum and Strong Results in Third Quarter; Raises Full-Year Guidance

The Marshall News Messenger 27 Oct 2021
While the recovery continues to be asynchronous around the world, we are investing for growth to drive long-term value for the system. Our strong system alignment and ... Additionally, the system continues to make key investments to ensure access to recycled-content packaging material....

OK, Boris Johnson, So Should I Even Bother Recycling Anymore?

Huffington Post 26 Oct 2021
“We have to reduce, we have to reuse – I do think we need to do a little bit of recycling, PM, and have some system to do so.” ... “If the government acts to force supermarkets and companies like Coke to reduce their plastic production, our recycling system ......

Where Does All Our Plastic Recycling Actually Go?

Huffington Post 26 Oct 2021
Recycling appears to be one of the easiest ways to tackle the climate crisis, particularly when it comes to the mostly non-biodegradable material of plastic. However, prime minister Boris Johnson took down the idea of recycling during a press conference on Monday ... You can only recycle plastic a couple of times ... Recycling is a red herring.”....

15 common recycling myths debunked

Metro UK 26 Oct 2021
Recycling is an effortless way to ensure that you’re reducing your waste as much as possible – as long as you do it properly ... Here are the most common recycling errors explained, and eco-friendly myths debunked ... You need to wash recycling ... Although you have the best intentions, improper recycling has consequences for the whole waste management system....