Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" waste hierarchy.

There are some ISO standards related to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice.

Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, tires, textiles and electronics. The composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste—such as food or garden waste—is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection centre or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new materials destined for manufacturing.

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Being part of the solution

Journal Review 12 Aug 2022
But that still requires energy for the manufacturing, and not all of our stuff can be recycled ... (When you recycle your plastic bottles, *do* leave the lids on — otherwise they tend to fall through the processing machinery and are lost from recycling.) Instead of using single use plastics, take your own water bottles and grocery bags....

To cut plastic waste out of your life, start small

The Keene Sentinel 08 Aug 2022
Of the 4.2 million tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps produced in 2018, only 10 percent were recycled, according to the EPA. Meanwhile, nearly 275,000 plastic grocery bags were found along coastlines globally last year, according to the Ocean Conservancy ... reusable bags instead....

How to store fresh herbs to keep them perky and happy

The Philadelphia Tribune 07 Aug 2022
Spread the herbs across a barely damp towel, roll into a bundle, place the bundle in a bag and store it in the refrigerator ... Plus, bags in a drawer take up less space than upright containers with bouquets of leaves and stems ... Use either plastic or silicone zip-top bags, or you can recycle the grocery store produce bags you brought the herbs home in....

Facing the plastics crisis

Manila Bulletin 04 Aug 2022
Does your LGU have an ordinance regulating the use of plastics? Does your local grocery or market encourage you to bring bayongs or eco-bags? Do you have community recycling or upcycling facilities? How about consumer incentives programs, such as trash-to-cash or plastic waste in exchange for groceries or environmental points?”....

How to handle heat waves in 2022

The New Arab 03 Aug 2022
Governments and corporations cheerily invite us to embrace small changes – recycling boxes and using our own grocery bags – that “make a difference.” We become so engrossed in the moral theatre of these minor changes that the tremendous crimes against the planet go unobserved....

New kind of reusable bag at the fair

Fremont Tribune 02 Aug 2022
These plastic bags aren't currently recyclable in regular recycling, according to Stahl, but can be placed in Hefty Energy bags (the bright orange bags) to be turned into composite lumber ... Those who sign up to get on the KCCB mailing list, or who bring in a cell phone or battery for recycling or becoming a member, will receive a bag, Stahl said....

Ask SAM: Are there any plans for the intersection of NC 801 and US 158

Winston-Salem Journal 26 Jul 2022
Bins for recycling corrugated cardboard and commingled recyclables (paper, cans, plastic bottles and such) at the Hanes Mill Road landfill ... What do we do with our recycling? Our apartment doesn’t seem to have a receptacle other than for cardboard ... Plastic grocery bags should be returned to stores that accept bags for recycling....

West Coast infrastructure is on the rise to stem the wave of ocean plastics

North Shore News 26 Jul 2022
“Then it goes to processing and recycling.”  ... Canada recently implemented a phased-in ban on six single-use plastic items, including grocery bags, non-recyclable takeout containers, straws, stir sticks and the yokes or plastic rings on six-packs of beverage cans. ....

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