Recycling, recovery, and reprocessing
Recycling, recovery, and reprocessing of waste materials for use in new products. The basic phases in recycling are the collection of waste materials, their processing or manufacture into new products, and the purchase of those products which may then be recycled eventually. Typical materials that are recycled include iron and steel scraps, aluminum cans, glass bottles, paper, wood, and plastics. The materials re-used in recycling serve as substitutes for raw materials obtained from such increasingly scarce natural resources as petroleum, natural gas, coal, mineral ores, and trees. Recycling can help reduce the quantities of solid waste deposited in landfills, which have become increasingly expensive to manage. Recycling also reduces the pollution of air, water, and land resulting from waste disposal.
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new resources. It 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 gas emissions (from landfilling).
Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from the garbage in landfill sites. It helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Habitat destruction and global warming are some of the effects caused by deforestation.
There are two broad types of recycling operations: Internal and External.
Internal recycling is the reusing in the manufacturing process of materials that are a waste product of that process. Internal recycling is common in the metals industry, for example. The manufacture of copper tubing results in a certain amount of waste in the form of tube ends and trimmings; this material is remelted and recast. Another form of internal recycling is seen in the distilling industry, in which, after the distillation, spent grain mash is dried and processed into an edible foodstuff for cattle. Glass waste is another component that can be 100% recycled glass bottles for food and beverages used by F&B outlets can be recycled in their sites.
External recycling is the reclaiming of materials from a product that has been worn out or rendered obsolete. An example of external recycling is the collection of old newspapers and magazines for re-pulping and their manufacture into new paper products. Aluminum cans and glass bottles are other examples of everyday objects that are externally recycled on a wide scale. These materials can be collected by any of three main methods: buy-back centers, which purchase waste materials that have been sorted and brought in by consumers; drop-off centers, where consumers can deposit waste materials but are not paid for them; and curbside collection, in which homes and businesses sort their waste materials and deposit them by the curb for collection by a central agency.
Society’s choice of whether/how much to recycle depends basically on economic factors. Conditions of affluence and the presence of cheap raw materials encourage human beings’ tendency to simply discard used materials. Recycling becomes economically attractive when the cost of reprocessing waste or recycled material is less than the cost of treating and disposing of the materials or of processing new raw materials.
Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live in. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and humans. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time.
The amount of rubbish we create is constantly increasing because:
- Increasing wealth means that people are buying more products and ultimately creating more waste.
- Increasing population means that there are more people on the planet to create waste.
- New packaging and technological products are being developed, many of these products contain materials that are not biodegradable.
- New lifestyle changes, such as eating fast food, means that we create additional waste that isn’t biodegradable.
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