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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Ecotoberfest hosts day of fun, sustainability in Boulder County

Daily Camera 18 Sep 2023
There will be more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, a sustainable makers market, an EV and e-bike showcase, free small electronics recycling, a Halloween costume exchange, a pumpkin patch, food trucks, face painting and live music....

Danish Recycling Activist Thomas Dambo’s Surprising Forest Art

New York Observer 16 Sep 2023
He was, he thought, the best at recycling work in the country considered the best in the world at recycling, but he needed a way to tie that into his work and into his larger message to society ... “I’ve seen many children who made recycled cardboard troll costumes because they get inspired by that....

The Bund enjoys the beat on the street

China Daily 13 Sep 2023
Consequently, all  decoration, costumes andother facilities and props used recycled material. No plastic bottles were allowed ... 1/8 Next.

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