Recycling

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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Mt. Lebanon market is filling, and refilling, needs to reduce waste

Observer-Reporter 13 Jul 2024
At times, when she reflects upon opening an environmentally friendly market, Holly Rudoy wonders a bit ... There was a lot of research ahead, tons of preparation and a formidable amount of uncertainty ... “Everything we have is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable ... There also are tote bags made from recycled cotton, reusable dish cloths and other goods....

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