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Recycling

  • By: Swati Ogale
  • In: Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney
  • Subject:Environmental Sciences (general), Environmental Technology, Policy & Management

It is easier to recycle pure products like metal cans, and metal can also be recycled infinitely without losing any of its property. Recycling a ton of steel scrap can save 80 percent of carbon dioxide emissions compared to making steel from iron ore.

The modern waste management hierarchy, which is reduce, reuse, and recycle, is used as a means of addressing the growing problem of waste. Reusing and recycling both offer ways to extend the usable life of waste materials, and present opportunities to reduce the use of virgin raw materials in manufacturing. Recycling involves further processing of salvaged materials, often using different recycled materials to form a new product, whereas the reuse strategy encourages the use of the components in their original form without ...

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