Recycling is an excellent way of conserving energy and environment. There are many landfills across the globe where garbage are dumped. Due to large amount of garbage waste, most landfills are used up and hence space running out of it. Secondly methane, a greenhouse gas is produced from the degradable waste which affects the environment.
Materials like plastics, paper, cardboards, electrical equipment, computers, furniture, glass, metal, wood, batteries, building material, wood, electronics, light bulbs, etc. can be recycled. These materials can be used again and again and save the environmental damage.
Recycling of Plastic Most of the items we buy from the store are made up of plastic. There are many plastic recyclers in UK, Europe & India, who are expert in all aspect of plastic recycling. Also there are many plastic buyers who buys plastic wastes, packing waste material and raw form of plastics like granules, shredded and scrap plastics. Thus these recyclers and buyers of plastic waste help to reuse the plastics for better use. There are several different types of plastic but the main ones are- 1)PET (Polyethylene Terephtalate) - Usually transparent bottles and mainly used for soft drinks. 2)HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) - Usually opaque bottles and flexible like milk jugs. 3) PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) - These are clear transparent bottles mainly used for shampoo and cosmetic products.
Recycling of Cardboard and Paper Usually 100% of cardboard is recyclable and it can be recycled up to 8 times. Recycling of paper is very important because millions & millions of tonnes of papers are used annually and it takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of paper. If the papers are recycled more, then less trees are cut down and also less raw materials are required. This ultimately save the environment from deforestation and air pollution. Flattened cardboard, newspaper, magazines, books, cereal boxes, snack boxes, junk mail, and many more can be recycled. Recycling papers are usually taken from the recycling bin to the recycling center where they are separated into different types, then wash into soap water to remove inks, glue and staples. These papers are then put into holder where they are mixed with water to create slurry. Thus different paper products like paper cardboard, office paper, etc are created.
1) Million tons of garbage are sent to landfills. Recycling helps to reduce the amount of garbage. 2) Manufacturing of brand new products require more energy, recycling helps to reduce the amount of energy required and save the natural resources. 3) Reduces the pollution from raw materials and drained chemical from garbage. 4) Recycling adds significant amount of economy to the country by adding more revenue and creating more jobs.