Recycling

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.

Latest News for: Recycled costumes

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Be gone, winter! Young Slovenians reclaim sheepskin monster parade

The Mercury 14 Feb 2024
Clad in a shaggy sheepskin costume, Denis Kokot is among a young generation of ... Once made from leftover materials found on local farms that were subsequently recycled, today's costumes have become sophisticated objects of prestige and can cost up to 1,600 euros (around $1,720).�....
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WATCH: Aluminum can street party brings joy with a green message to Brazil

Fox31 Denver 12 Feb 2024
A reveler wearing a costume made from beer and soda cans takes part in the 'Bloco da Latinha' street party Carnival parade in Madre de Deus, Brazil, Sunday, Feb ... (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)A reveler wearing a costume made from beer and soda cans takes part in the 'Bloco da Latinha' street party Carnival parade in Madre de Deus, Brazil, Sunday, Feb....
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Brazil’s aluminum can street party brings joy, and a green message, to revelers

Wtop 12 Feb 2024
Each costume — called a “pierro” — is the result of arduous work, made from approximately 1,600 cans gathered over the course of the previous months, then thoroughly washed to dispose of lingering odors ... As the popularity of the group has increased, so has the need for aluminum cans to make extra costumes....
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Brazil's aluminum can street party brings joy, and a green message, to revelers

Newsday 12 Feb 2024
Each costume — called a “pierro” — is the result of arduous work, made from approximately 1,600 cans gathered over the course of the previous months, then thoroughly washed to dispose of lingering odors ... As the popularity of the group has increased, so has the need for aluminum cans to make extra costumes....
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