WASTE TYPES MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Truly successful recycling involves minimizing waste along the entire life cycle of a product, from acquiring raw materials to manufacturing, using and disposing of a product. Most environmental impacts associated with the products we buy occur before we open the package, so buying products made from recycled materials is just as important as sorting waste into the right bins.
Steps to Recycling Materials
1) Collection and processing
There are several methods for collecting recyclables, including curbside collection, drop-off centers, and deposit or refund programs. After collection, recyclables are sent to a recovery facility to be sorted, cleaned, and processed into materials that can be used in manufacturing. Recyclables are bought and sold just like raw materials.
and more of today's products are being manufactured with recycled content. Common household items that contain recycled materials include:
3) Purchasing new products made from recycled material
By buying new products made from recycled materials we help close the recycling loop. There are thousands of products that contain recycled content.
Benefits of Recycling
Links For recycling
Recycling Equipment and Technology for Municipal Solid Waste
Potentials of Recycling Municipal Solid Waste in Asia vis-à-vis recycling in Thailand