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What can be recycled?
Most of all things we use can be recycled!|
You all know about Aluminum recycling
And of course steel can be recycled
HDPE in milk-bottles are easy to recycle
And most of the other plastics can be used as raw material for other plastic products.
What about your cell phone?
Worldwide old cell phones are recycled.
Did you ever think about recycling your kitchen leftovers
Composting is a special form of recycling producing good compost.
Plastic recycling faces one problem:
When plastic types are mixed, it is difficult to recycle. Often it is difficult to tell one type from another by sight or touch. The plastic industry has developed cryptic markers, seen on the bottom of plastic containers. The chasing arrow symbol identifies the plastic type.
Ask your local recycling agency! Sometimes they need your input / pressure to add materials to their recycling list. HDPE, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Strawberry Baskets all are easy to recycle.
Great to reuse and great to recycle are grocery sacks + produce bags You save a new bag, and your old bags don't smell like chemicals. Often these new plastic bags have a smell coming from plasticizer chemicals that out-gas from the bags.
When these bag are torn or damaged bring them back to your grocery store. They will be use to make new bags.
Steel cans also called tin cans are easy to recognize and great to recycle! No need to remove paper labels, the high temperature of metal processing deals easily with contamination.
Scrap aluminum and aluminum foil is accepted in many places and great to recycle!
Glass bottles must not be mixed with other types of glass such as windows, light bulbs, mirrors, glass tableware, Pyrex or auto glass. If glass bottles are sorted by color, they are more valuable and are used to make new bottles.
It is not necessary to remove glass bottle labels for recycling. To save water, clean only enough to prevent odors. The high temperature of glass processing deals easily with contamination.
The square boxes used for liquids are called "Aseptics", maybe you heard the name "Tetra Pak". Aseptics are made from complex layers of plastic, metal and paper. The aseptic industry tries to inform that aseptic recycling is possible. But recycling process is expensive, and not available in many places. Coca-Cola maintains a list of aseptic recyclers, call 1-800-888-6488 for information. Only an small part of aseptic packages are currently recycled.
Paper is recycled for many decades.
Recycling of paper saves trees - every school is teaching that. Most types of paper can be recycled. Newspapers have been recycled profitably. Virgin paper pulp prices have soared in recent years prompting construction of more plants capable of using waste paper.
Again very important is that paper should be clean, dry, and well-sorted.
Also important is that people look for the sign Recycled paper 50% post-consumer, when they buy their paper products.
"Post-consumer" means the paper that you and I return to recycling centers is used. From a recycling point of view, the more "post-consumer" paper the better. Soybean-based inks are more environmentally friendly than harsh and toxic petrochemical inks.
Mixed paper, all types of paper can be recycled. Everything you can imagine from magazines to packaging is acceptable. The paper must still be clean, dry, and free of food, plastic, wax, and other contamination.
Remove plastic wrap, stickers, product samples, and those pointless "membership" cards, and most junk mail can be recycled as mixed paper. Due to new technology, plastic window envelopes are generally OK.
A different looking paper product is Corrugated Cardboard
Often there are drop off boxes at your supermarket or other high volume business. Many recycling stations take cardboard because it brings good money from the manufacturer. Contaminated cardboard, like greasy pizza boxes, is not acceptable.
Some phone books are made with a special glue that breaks down in water, while other phone books use a glue that interferes with recycling. Printed in your phone book should be information on the source and type of paper used, the nature of the binding, and where locally phone books can be recycled (C).
Ask your phone company to produce environment friendly phone books. Some phone companies continue to use virgin rain forest to produce directories.
Did you think about recycling your CD/DVD?
CD/DVDs are class 7 recyclable plastic
One lbs of plastic is needed to produce 30 CDs
To produce the plastic 300 cubic feet of natural gas
2 cups of crude oil and 24 gallons of water are used.
CD DVD plastic is so durable, that it will take about
a million years to decompose in landfills.
The chemical reactions and emitted gases are unknown.
So, please recycle you CD DVDs
Very old fashioned done by farmer for centuries is organic recycling!
When you recycle organic waste
on a compost pile you can make compost
from kitchen and garden waste.
Composting green waste saves
valuable space in landfills which is running out.
Many recyclable materials are banned from state landfills, including aluminum cans, wooden pallets and glass alcohol and beverage containers, but when we walk over a landfill we often find these items.
Why are people careless and break US laws?
Most of what we throw away is made from materials that are slowly running out or cannot be replaced quickly enough because of the amount we consume.
Many of the products we throw into landfills
have a value and can be used / recycled again.
So repeat what you have read above:
What can we recycle?
1) Most of all metals
2) Most of all glass
3) Most of all plastics
4) Most of all paper products
5) Most of all organic materials
6) Most of all electronics
Tests in millions of households in Europe have shown, that
household trash can be reduced by 80% just by recycling!!
Recycling all these materials reduces the need to dig up or mine new raw materials, which always damages the surrounding environment, our rivers, our oceans, the air with breath, the water we want to drink!
With more recycling you save more energy
Making new goods out of recycled material saves energy.
Making new aluminum cans from recycled cans
uses 20 times less energy than
making cans from the raw material.
1 recycled tin can would save enough energy
to power a television for 3 hours.
1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy
to power a computer for 25 minutes.
1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy
to power a 30-watt light bulb for 6 hours.
70% less energy is required to recycle paper
compared with making it from raw materials
and think about all the trees that would stay alive.
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Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order 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 land filling)
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 management.
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