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What is recycling?

• Recycling is a key component of


• Recycling is processing modern waste reduction and is
used materials (waste) into new the third component of the
products to prevent waste of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste
potentially useful materials, hierarchy. In contrast, recycling
reduce the consumption of fresh is the breaking down of the used
raw materials, reduce energy item into raw materials which
usage, reduce air pollution (from are used to make new items by
incineration) and water pollution saving energy, time, money and
(from landfilling) by reducing the resources.
need for "conventional" waste Waste hierarchy- refers to the 3R-
disposal, and lower greenhouse which classify waste management
gas emissions as compared to strategies according to their
virgin production. desirability
What are the 3Rs? • To reduce is the
- Reuse process and the policy of
- Reduce reducing the amount of waste
- Recycle produced- involves efforts to
• To reuse is to use an minimize resource and energy
item more than once- used again use during manufacture.
for the same/new function
How do recycling works? What is a recycling bin?
• You should know each • A recycling bin (or recycle
categories and the recyclable bin) is a container used to hold
materials- include many kinds of recyclables before they are
glass, paper, metal, plastic, taken to recycling centers.
textiles, and electronics. Recycling bins exist in various
• Government provides sizes for use in homes, offices,
recycle bin at certain area in and large public facilities.
town where you can send all the Separate containers are often
materials that can be recycle. provided for paper, tin or
aluminum cans, and glass or
plastic bottles.
- Put the picture of the items
that can be recycle and the
the different type of recycle
bin
Why is recycling better? • Reduces our impact on
• The vast majority of studies climate change -Although
have found that recycling our recycling uses energy, overall it
rubbish is better for the reduces climate emissions, as
environment rather than recycling a material generally
incinerating or landfilling it. uses far less energy than
• to create a viable economy manufacturing from virgin
for proper disposal- to decrease materials. For example, if you
illegal dumping(landfill) recycle waste paper you save
• saves raw materials three times as much energy
-Recycling reduces the need for as is produced by burning it to
raw materials such as metals, produce energy. Recycling
forests and oil and so reduces plastic saves five times the
our impact on the environment energy created by burning it.

• Helps us toward • Costs less -The costs of


sustainable living -Recycling is different waste management
one of the easiest ways they can techniques are subject to many
reduce their impact on the variables making it difficult to
environment and it is often the distinguish between them in
first such action they take. It purely economic terms.
introduces a “green” However, when comparing
consciousness to daily life. landfill, incineration and
Making people think about the recycling, recycling has
impact of their consumption and considerable economic merit.
production of waste can help to
encourage us to make lifestyle
decisions to reduce the waste we
create and our impact on the
environment and will help us
develop sustainably.

Why is it better than • Produce greenhouse gases


incineration? like CO2, and also heavy metals,
• Odor pollution can be a particulates, sulphur dioxide,
problem with old-style acids, furan and dioxins.
incinerators. Odors and dust are • Although incineration may
extremely well controlled in reduce the bulk of waste, by
newer incineration plants - not burning it away, the toxic by-
all plants are implemented this products produced are no longer
way, resulting in inconveniences bound to stable materials and
in the locality maybe freely released into the
• The government and environment as gasses and
environmental activists are leachate.
concern over health and • INCINERATION IS NOT
environmental risk - effects of SUSTAINABLE. WHY?
dioxin and furan -Waste mass is reduced, but at a high
cost of greater environmental pollution.
DIOXIN(act as environmental - A combination of recycling and
pollutants.): composting reduces global warming
gases some 46 times more than
• Developmental abnormalities in the incineration generating electricity.
enamel of children's teeth. - The social costs of incineration are
• Central and peripheral nervous staggering especially in developing
system pathology countries. The huge amount of money
• Thyroid disorders spent on incineration goes into building
• Damage to the immune systems these complicated machinery