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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Conservation Corner: Small steps can add up to the solution to water pollution

Spartanburg Herald-Journal 24 Sep 2022
Recycle fats, oils, and greases, rather than dumping them out into the environment or down the drain ... We offer motor oil, motor oil filter, antifreeze, gasoline, and grease/cooking oil recycling at all Spartanburg County recycling centers to help residents properly dispose of these contaminants ... Jes Sdao is Spartanburg County's recycling coordinator....

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal set Oct. 1

Crossville Chronicle 19 Sep 2022
This year’s evetn will be on Oct. 1 at the Cumberland County Community Complex at 1398 Livingston. Rd ... Oct. 1 ... The Recycling Center at 96 Maryetta St. will accept items such as batteries, oil, antifreeze, electronics and oil-based paint daily ... The recycling center also collects cardboard, newspapers, magazines, scrap metal, aluminum cans, metal cans, Nos....

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