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What are the best practices in reducing and recycling waste in your country?

23 Mar Posted by in Recycle | 4 comments

Question by MILLET: What are the best practices in reducing and recycling waste in your country?

Best answer:

Answer by Bhasi Bahuleyan
Waste reduction and recycling is a cornerstone of environmental agenda.

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials.

The popular meaning of ‘recycling’ in most developed countries refers to the widespread collection and reuse of everyday waste materials such as empty beverage containers. These are collected and sorted into common types so that the raw materials from which the items are made can be reprocessed into new products. Material for recycling may be collected separately from general waste using dedicated bins and collection vehicles, or sorted directly from mixed waste streams.

The most common consumer products recycled include aluminum such as beverage cans, copper such as wire, steel food and aerosol cans, old steel furnishings or equipment (Heavy melting steel I and HMS II), HDPE and PET bottles, glass bottles and jars, paperboard cartons, newspapers, magazines and light paper, and corrugated fiberboard boxes.

PVC, LDPE, PP, and PS (see resin identification code) are also recyclable. These items are usually composed of a single type of material, making them relatively easy to recycle into new products. The recycling of complex products (such as computers and electronic equipment) is more difficult, due to the additional dismantling and separation required.

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  • Peter says:

    Single stream recycling

  • Cynthia says:

    nice to share this with you although this is with plastics only, in our community all the stores are not allowed to use plastic bags only paper bags or some recyclable bags introduced by the local government wherein everyone is encouraged to bring it everytime they go to the market, shops or grocery stores,

  • Loren says:

    I would like to say education and availability is what it takes to make recycling work. IT DOESN’T. Curb side recycling is a joke. Community collection/recycling centers are out. Do like SA Recycling’s Western Metals yard does and pay top dollar for your recyclables and people will recycle. Recycling is not only about a better environment, its about money. Offer some of this money back to the consumer and you have a best practices chart topper. Go to 1701 Western Ave. in Las Vegas to see recycling cleaning up the community, providing jobs and paying those who recycle.

  • Jeffrey s says:

    Ban the liberal tree hugger propaganda that they print on flyer’s and leave on your door step that alone should save a few trees

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