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what is recycling and what are the types of recycling? Empty what is recycling and what are the types of recycling?

Post  .y.h.m. Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:33 am

hey there this is afast topic about recycling sorry i dont have time to say more:
Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale.
But what does all this have to do with you? Well, recycling is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out the environment, create a profitable market for recycled goods and help preserve natural resources from being depleted. So...let's get involved!
There are many kinds of recycling such as:
CDs & DVDs Cell Phones Computer Monitors Computers DVD Players Inkjet Cartridges MP3 Players Office Machines Televisions VCRs Video Games & Consoles
Asbestos CFLs Explosives Fire Extinguishers Freon Lead Medical Sharps Medications Mercury Paint Paint Thinners Pesticides Pool Chemicals Rechargeable Batteries Single-use Batteries Smoke Detectors
Number 4 Plastic LDPE Number 6 Plastic Polystyrene Number 7 Plastic Plastic Bags Plastic Bottles Plastic Casing PVC
Books Brown Paper Bags Cardboard Catalogs Computer Paper Magazines Mail Newspaper Paperboard Phone Books
Bicycles Clothing and Textiles Cooking Oil Eyeglasses Furniture Household Cleaners Light Bulbs Mattresses Musical Instruments Toys
Composting Dirt Fertilizers Mulching
Auto Bodies Auto Parts Car Batteries Car Fluids Fuel Motor Oil Oil Filters Tires
Aerosol Cans Aluminum Cans Aluminum Foil Ferrous Metal Metal Clothes Hangers Steel
Blue Glass Brown Glass Clear Glass Green Glass
Brick Carpet Carpet Padding Gypsum Drywall Linoleum Pallets Wood

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is generally considered anything that plugs into a wall or accepts batteries. E-waste has surfaced as an important issue, because it can be dangerous if disposed of improperly. Many major retailers have instituted take-back programs and municipalities have created drop-off locations to help quell e-waste issues.

Hazardous waste is just that – hazardous. Many states require that this type of waste is processed and disposed properly. The hazardous waste that you generate is often distinguished as household hazardous waste, or HHW, because industrial hazardous waste is handled in a different manner. Many cities have HHW facilities where you can drop off and pick up safe materials so they don’t end up in the landfill.
Plastic is delineated with numbers 1 through 7, although some municipalities are opting to describe plastic in ways that it is used instead of with numbers. The numbers signify the type of resin used to produce the plastic, and this affects how the plastic can be recycled. Not all plastics can be recycled in curbside programs, so be sure to check with your local waste agency.

Paper, which includes everything from packaging to mail, makes up the largest percentage of the municipal solid waste stream at 33 percent. It’s also one of the most recovered materials, as recycling opportunities are often readily available
Household items can range from cleaners to bicycles, so it’s difficult to define a recycling standard. However, more often than not, these materials will have to be specially picked up or dropped off because standard curbside programs don’t exist
Many garden materials such as yard clippings and food waste are considered organic waste, which can be recovered through composting. While many municipalities don’t offer organic waste collection programs, some state ban these types of materials from landfills.

Automotive can cover a variety of materials, including motor oil, tires and auto bodies. Some of this can be classified as hazardous waste and must be properly processed and disposed, while other items can be recycled through simple channels
Metal encompasses everything from aluminum foil to clothes hangers, but it can all be recycled in some way. Curbside collection programs often exist for metals like aluminum cans, while other metals have to be taken to a drop-off center that can properly recycle or dispose of the material.
Glass is one of the few materials that can be recycled infinitely without losing strength, purity or quality. Glass bottles and jars are collected in most U.S. communities at the curb, at drop-off collection sites and through container deposit programs in 10 states. Check your local program to find out how you can recycle glass containers.
Consumers might not generate a lot of construction waste, but certain types of wood, brick and carpet that homeowners use fall under this category. Construction waste generally requires a truck to move it, so often collection programs aren’t available in cities


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