Waste & Recycling book.
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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).
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recycling, the process of recovering and reusing waste products-from household use, manufacturing, agriculture, and business-and thereby reducing their burden on the environment. Waste Disposal and Recycling. During World War I and World War II, shortages of essential materials led to collection drives for silk, rubber, and other commodities. In recent years the environmental benefits of recycling have become a major component of waste management programs. For many years direct recycling by producers of surplus and defective materials constituted the main form of recycling.
The book covers all aspects of solid waste processing, volume reduction, and recycling, encompassing typical recyclable materials .
The book covers all aspects of solid waste processing, volume reduction, and recycling, encompassing typical recyclable materials (paper, plastics, cans, and organics), construction and demolition debris, electronics, and more. This book also takes on industry debates such as the merits of curbside-sort versus single-stream recycling and the use of advanced technology in materials recovery facilities. It provides key facts and figures, and brief summaries of legislation in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
What sort of materials can be recycled? Does recycling really help the environment?
What sort of materials can be recycled? Does recycling really help the environment?. Why is recycling important? Photo: Jefferson County landfill. Photo by David Parsons courtesy of US Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). When you throw stuff away, you might be very glad to get rid of it: into the trash it goes, never to be seen again! Unfortunately, that's not the end of the story. The things we throw away have to go somewhere-usually they go off to be bulldozed underground in a landfill or burnt in an incinerator. Landfills can be horribly polluting.
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Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new, useful products. Recycling also uses less energy and and great way of controlling air, water and land pollution. This is done to reduce the use of raw materials that would have been used. Effective recycling starts with household (or the place where the waste was created). In many serious countries, the authorities help households with bin bags with labels on them. Households then sort out the waste themselves and place them in the right bags for collection. This makes the work less difficult.