How process of recycling and manufacturing works
Recycling is a process of changing waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials and it is done to;
• Reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials
• Reduce energy usage,
• Minimize air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from land filling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal
• Lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production.
Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction. And a very common question that is asked regarding recycling is that how this entire process works?
The process is built around 3 simple R’s rule…”Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Recycling involves collecting, processing and selling products made from old materials. For example, a recycled plastic soda bottle is chipped, melted and made into fiber, which becomes a jacket or sleeping bag stuffing. The old material in a new product is called recycled content. Some products are made with 100% recycled content such as a cereal box made only from recycled paper. Aluminium might only be made from 40% recycled content because the can must be made from some bauxite (its natural resource) to keep it strong.
Businesses and industries create large amounts of waste in their daily activities. Reducing the amount of rubbish created at work through methods such as recycling will benefit the business as well as the environment. Recycle bins are placed conveniently at rest stops on the highways, near the societies and even near schools and offices, to make sorting and collection of waste easier. Plastics are also identified using different codes which allow the consumer to separate plastics according to their respective types.
After collection, the materials are processed for reuse. Depending on the material being recycled, processing can mean sorting, washing, drying, grinding, or heating. Industries that have already made their mark in this field are always on a lookout for new innovative ways to collect and use the wasted materials. These industries are encouraged by local and government authorities as these organizations understand the impact of work these businesses are undertaking. Overall the entire process of recycling is very meticulous and precise and businesses engaged in it are doing remarkable job in creating products out of waste that otherwise would have polluted the environment we live in.