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recycling

the reprocessing of materials, containers and goods which would otherwise have been thrown away, to be used in the manufacture of some other product; for example the pulping of old newspapers to produce egg boxes and writing paper, and the melting down of used metal drinks cans to make new containers.

Recycling can help businesses keep their production costs down since materials which are recycled are generally less expensive than primary raw materials, and it helps the economy by conserving scarce natural resources and saving on energy costs: recycling paper preserves forests and is estimated to result in a 70% saving of energy compared to processing new timber. Recycling also helps control environmental POLLUTION by reducing the need for waste dumps.

recycling

the reprocessing of materials, containers and goods that would otherwise have been thrown away in the manufacture of some other product, for example, the pulping of old newspapers to produce egg boxes and writing paper or the melting down of used metal drinks cans to make new containers.

Recycling can help businesses keep their production costs down since materials that are recycled are generally less expensive than using primary raw materials, and it helps the economy by serving to conserve scarce natural resources and save on energy costs: recycling paper preserves forests and is estimated to result in a 70% energy saving compared to processing new timber. Recycling also helps control environmental POLLUTION by reducing the need for waste dumps.

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With the current twice-weekly collection schedule provided by the city and with proper approvals from regulatory agencies, it was easy to device a system of once-a-week pickup of "clean" mixed recyclables destined for sorting and marketing and once-a-week pickup for the "dirty" non-recyclable waste for regular landfill disposal.
Second, any city with at least 4,000 residents must provide curbside collection of recyclables at least once a month within its city limits.
Personally, keen as I am to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill and resources being wasted and the blight of litter, I wouldn't know what to do with the tray on a packet of ham or tomatoes, or the cellophane over the top, even if I was able to ascertain that it was recyclable.
Bielinski Homes, Prairie Tree Landscape and WasteCap Wisconsin continue to work together to reduce, reuse and recycle all possible recyclables from Bielinski Home construction sites and transform waste into resources.
Located in the mall are large boxes collecting recyclable goods such as newspapers, pop cans and styrofoam products.
When curbside recycling started in this area, one guy was giving us papers from the 60s," reports one hauler of recyclables.
Made with recyclable content, Macy's gift cards that carry the Earthworks System Recyclable identifier can be returned to any Macy's retail location for recycling.
Then, in July, the Chinese government announced it would ban by the end of the year 24 types of recyclable materials, including unsorted paper and low-grade plastics used by consumers, that have anything more than minute traces of food, garbage or other contamination.
The public should continue separating recyclables at source and observing clean recycling in particular.
1 per 100,000 workers in 2012, the category of refuse and recyclable material collectors ranked just behind structural iron and steel workers and just ahead of electrical power line installers and repairs, the federal government said.
Doherty and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Andrew Alper announced an agreement with Hugo Neu Corporation (HNC), one of the nation's largest scrap metal processors, that will secure a long-term, economically viable outlet for New York City's recyclables and dramatically reduce truck traffic on City streets.
The problem is that C&D materials, even highly recyclable material such as concrete, often is in the states' definition of solid waste and under the control of these solid waste contracts.