What is recycling?

  • (noun): The act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products.


Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy.

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Some articles on recycling:

Metech Incorporated
... Metech Recycling is a Founder and Certified e-Stewards recycler of the Basel Action Network (BAN) ... Metech Recycling resulted from the merger of Metech International and Guaranteed Recycling Xperts in 2009 ...
Abt Electronics - Environmental Practices
... In 2006 the company built a recycling center which collects the company's used cardboard, plastic and plastic-foam packaging and prepares it to be ... The recycling center processes 150 loads of Styrofoam and 200 loads of cardboard per week ...
Motorola W233 - Recycling
... A postage-paid recycling envelope is also included, so consumers can send off their old phone for recycling at no extra cost, promoting future environmental ...
Recycling - Related Journals
... Systems Journal of Socio-Economics Journal of Urban Economics Psychology and Marketing Recycling North America’s Recycling and Composting Journal Resources ...
Sony Canada’s Environmental Responsibility
... Sony accepts all of its products for recycling, at no additional cost ... sites across the country where customers can drop off any old Sony product for recycling, at no charge ... In October 2008, The Recycling Council of Ontario presented Sony Canada with the top-level Platinum award in the Business Category at the 2008 Waste Minimization Awards ...

Famous quotes containing the word recycling:

    Both the Moral Majority, who are recycling medieval language to explain AIDS, and those ultra-leftists who attribute AIDS to some sort of conspiracy, have a clearly political analysis of the epidemic. But even if one attributes its cause to a microorganism rather than the wrath of God, or the workings of the CIA, it is clear that the way in which AIDS has been perceived, conceptualized, imagined, researched and financed makes this the most political of diseases.
    Dennis Altman (b. 1943)