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: Recycled cotton bags


Carry Bag Market to reach USD 33.5 Bn at a CAGR of 4.92 percent over ...

GetNews 16 May 2024
The market covers a wide range of bags, including paper, plastic, jute and cotton bags, each catering to different consumer segments and needs ... Recyclable carrier bags made from materials such as cotton, jute, fabric and recycled plastic are more durable and more environmentally friendly than disposable bags....

NW business briefs: Bentley; Envair Tech; Premier Digital Textiles; Foundation 92; Forshaw Group; United Living Group; Delkia

The Business Desk 01 May 2024
A 100% recycled cotton, prepped for digital printing, and a revolutionary biodegradable polyester also designed for the digital printing sector, were unveiled at this year’s FESPA expo in Amsterdam ... Crafted from pre-consumer waste, Premier Digital Textiles’ 100% recycled cotton can be used in crafting, dressmaking, tote bags and more....