the series of activities in which discarded materials are collected, sorted, processed and converted into new materials for use in the production of new products.
The collection, reprocessing, marketing and use of materials that were diverted or recovered from the solid waste stream.
Reusing materials and objects in original or changed forms rather than discarding them as wastes.
Term used to describe a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers, and manufacturing the raw materials into new products.
A way to reuse materials instead of just throwing them away.
a term applied to the re-use of products, once they have completed a particular life cycle.
To treat or process waste materials so as to make them suitable for reuse. The key to successful recycling of materials contained in refuse lies in the separation of recyclable components from the main bulk of the waste.
The recycling of used product made from paper and cardboard (packaging, newspapers, etc.) is the return of these products into the production cycle of paper-cardboard. In the production process, the raw material is regenerated and converted in similar products. For example, a used cardboard box is turned into a new cardboard box, or old newspapers are reused for producing new newspapers.
The process undertaken to regain material for human use. To reuse; to make ready for reuse.
re-using something; making something new out of something old; using scrap to make other things, such as sandals out of car tyres.
The Law for the Promotion of Utilization of Recycled Resources is designed to encourage companies and individual consumers to aid efforts to recycle containers and other products as raw materials and fuel to reduce waste. The recycling law provides a list of industrial sectors that must use recycled materials and a list of products that must adopt easy-to-recycle materials. The law also provides numerical targets for the use of recycled materials. The government plans to revise the recycling law to require as of January 2001 makers of automobiles, computers and 12 other items to reuse old components in making new products and to redesign them to generate less waste. Japan also has a law requiring the recycling of home electronic appliances and one requiring manufacturers to shoulder the cost of recycling containers and packaging. The government's white paper on resource-recycling, issued on Jan. 7, 2001, envisions scenarios for building a resource-recycling society. *Refer to Food Recycling Law and Recycling of Home Electronics.
sorting materials so that they can be used again either for their original purpose or for a different purpose.
when a product is reduced to its basic elements, which are reused.
The process by which wastes can be reused or converted into other materials or products. The process by which materials and substances are reused.
the direct re-introduction of a waste type into the production cycle from which it originates as a total or partial replacement for new material.
The collection and separation of materials from the waste stream and subsequent processing to produce marketable products. The recycling of used product made from paper and cardboard (eg. Packaging & newspapers) is the return of these products into the production cycle of paper-cardboard. In the production process, the raw material is regenerated and converted in similar products. For example, a used cardboard box is turned into a new cardboard box, or a manilla wallet can be turned into a new manilla wallet. Recycling differs from product re-use because of the need to process the recovered material to realise its value. The number of times recycling can occur is limited. However there are many applications that do not require a high quality, bleached white paper product, for example, toilet tissue and paper towels.
Reintegration of a material or component into the manufacturing cycle to produce a new end product. With recycling, scrap is turned into a raw material for the production of steel. Because of its 100-percent recyclability (involving no loss of quality), stainless steel is a particularly environmentally friendly material. Its recyclability is thus an important material property.
The process by which materials otherwise destined for disposal are collected, remanufactured, and purchased.
Recycling is a process where materials are collected, processed and remanufactured into new products or use as a raw material substitutes. The subjection of waste to any process or treatment to make it re-usable in whole or in part; for example, melting down post-consumer glass in a furnace and making new glass containers.
Reuse or remanufacture of materials into useful products on or off site.
the reuse of products or by-products or other materials that could become wastes if discarded instead of being used
The series of activities, including collection, separation, and processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the solid waste stream for use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of new products, other than fuel for producing heat or power by combustion.
Reclamation of materials without endangering human health and the environment. Nickel-cadmium cells are fully recyclable.
To improve the quality of recovered refrigerant before re-use. This is to clean refrigerant by oil separation, distillation, and single or multiple passes through replaceable core filter-driers to remove moisture, acidity, and particulate matter. The cleaned refrigerant can then be used at a job site or service shop. Recycling may be done on or off site.
valorization of reusable materials at the end of a production cycle. In a nuclear reactor, using fissile materials (generated plutonium, residual uranium-235, etc.) from a previous cycle within a fuel. The term monorecycling is used when the fissile material has only been irradiated once, and multirecycling when it has been through succesive irradiation cycles
Reuse of a recovered controlled substance following a basic cleaning process such as filtering and drying. For refrigerants, recycling normally involves recharge back into equipment and it often occurs "on-site".
The return of discarded or waste materials to the production system for use in the manufacture of goods for economic gain and the conservation of resources.
The recovery and reuse of a product which would otherwise be thrown away.
The collection and separation of materials from the waste stream and subsequent processing to produce marketable products. Recycling differs from product re-use because of the need to process the recovered material to realise its value. The most desirable form of recycling, environmentally and economically, is when the recycling process creates products that are of comparable, or only slightly lowered, quality to the original. Energy savings are often quite significant in this high-grade recycling. An example is aluminium, which can be recycled again and again without losing any of its properties. Glass is another example. Some materials, notably paper, do suffer a loss of quality on being recycled, and this limits the number of times recycling can occur. However there are many applications that do not require a high quality, bleached white paper product, for example, toilet tissue and paper towels.
An integrated, comprehensive approach to solid waste management; involves separation of materials from the waste stream which can be reused to manufacture the same or different materials and products.
the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
Collecting materials such as glass, rubber, tin, aluminum and newspaper for remaking into new products.
The return of discarded waste materials to the production system for utilisation in the manufacture of goods, with a view to the conservation, as far as practicable, of non-renewable and scarce resources.
The process of collecting, separating and manufacturing new products â€“ such as paper, aluminum, glass, etc. â€“ from old products
Reintroduction of a material into a production cycle, fully or partially replacing a new raw material (example: the manufacture of paper using fibers from scrap paper instead of virgin wood pulp).
Reprocessing for reuse; the process by which waste materials are transformed into raw materials which are then used in new products.
Collecting and remanufacturing products as the same thing or as part of a different product.
the reclamation of potentially useful material from household, agricultural and industrial waste. The goal is to reduce pollution and save energy and costs while slowing down the rate at which non-renewable resources are depleted. As concern for the environment spreads, especially in the industrialized countries, the value of recycling has become more accepted. Recycling is not only good for the environment, it also creates jobs.
collecting, sorting, processing, and converting materials that would have been thrown away into raw materials used to make the same or new products.
The process of separating, collecting and processing materials for reuse that otherwise might have been discarded.
the process of transforming materials into raw materials for manufacturing new products, which may or may not be similar to the original product.
The re-use of waste materials.
A process that separates used fuel into: uranium; waster (fission products); and transuranics (a mixture of plutonium, americium, neptunium and curium) for reuse in reactors. The transuranic elements are incorporated into fuel for fast reactors and then destroyed while the reactor generates electricity. Recycling would be done with UREX+ or pyroprocessing depending on the type of fuel to be recycled. Contrast with "throw away" fuel cycle.
the recovery of reusable materials from waste.
Collecting, preparing and remanufacturing of recyclable materials into new products that are purchased and used.
Regeneration and reuse of used materials; in this case, used de-icing fluids
A type of reuse, usually involving running a supply of water through a closed system again and again. Legislation in 1991 legally equates the term "recycled water" to reclaimed water.
A term that may be used to cover a wide range of activities, including collection, sorting, reprocessing and manufacture into new products.
A series of processes that include collection, separation, and processing by which products and raw materials are recovered and reused in lieu of disposal as solid or liquid wastes. Commonly recycled items include cans and bottles, paper and industrial solvents. Recycling can also apply to construction materials, and even to buildings themselves.
Use of recovered waste paper and board by paper mills to produce paper and boards.
in this context, the breaking down of IT equipment and its parts into component materials, for reprocessing and new manufacture, as different from disposal or reuse.
The use of principal receipts received from borrowers to acquire or originate new loans.
The process of reprocessing old products to use as raw materials. Applied commonly to metals, paper, glass and plastic. If no reprocessing is involved and the product remains in its original form (e.g. returnable beverage bottle) then this is reuse.
The practice of reclaiming or producing materials from previously manufactured products and using them to make other items.
Returning a material or component to the production cycle to make a new end product. Through recycling, scrap becomes a raw material for steel production. Steel is a particularly environmentally friendly material due to its hundred percent recyclability with no loss of quality. Recyclability is an important material property.
Reintroduction of used materials or liquid residual products into manufacturing processes. A natural part of resource conservation. Today, most products are designed and manufactured with recycling in mind.
The process by which recovered material is transformed into new products.
To reprocess waste materials in a production process for the original purpose or for other purposes, including composting but excluding energy recovery.
The processing of residual or surplus resources into a non-waste product
The conversion of solid waste into new products using resources contained in the discarded materials. RECs - (Renewable Energy Certificates) There are two products available from low-impact renewable energy. One product is the actual electricity, which is supplied to the power grid. The other is the associated benefits or environmental attributes created by a reduction in carbon, mercury, nitrogen and sulphur emissions in comparison with hydrocarbon based power generation. A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is the "Green" in Green Power and represents beneficial ownership of the environmental attributes of low-impact renewable energy. These certificates are accumulated, accounted for and transferred separately from the supply of electricity. This allows consumers to purchase electricity and RECs from separate organizations. RECs are purchased annually to offset the buyers' indirect emissions associated with hydrocarbon based power generation. In the United States, RECs are also known as Green Tags.
The series of activities by which discarded materials are collected, sorted, processed and converted into raw materials and used in the production of new products.
the process of using the material from an old product to make a new product. What makes recycling different from reuse is that the product must be reprocessed.
The separation of a specific material from the waste stream and processing it so that it may be used again as a raw material for products or in some cases as a fuel.
Recycling means "putting back into circulation as raw materials" the materials and substances obtained from waste treatment, including organic recycling (composting), but excluding energy recycling. Recycling is, under the law, one of the preferred forms of treatment and the undoubted advantages can be seen in the various quantities of waste collected as well as the fundamental savings in raw materials in present-day production systems. Tesla, unit of the magnetic field.
Recycling involves reprocessing waste materials to produce new materials. Recycling materials like cans, glass, paper and textiles recovers the valuable resources in waste to make new products. The recycled materials can be made into the same product (closed-loop recycling) or a different product (open-loop recycling).
The process by which discarded materials are collected, sorted, processed and converted in to raw materials which are then used in the production of new products.
the destruction of records by processing the medium of the records so they can be reused, such as the processing of paper records into paper pulp and back into paper
The collection, separation, recovery and sale or reuse of metals, glass, paper, leaf waste, plastics and other materials which would otherwise be disposed or processed as municipal waste or the mechanized separation and treatment of municipal waste (other that through combustion) and creation and recovery of reusable materials.
A resource recovery method involving the collection, separation, and processing to specification of scrap materials and their use as raw materials for manufacture into new products.
The collection, reprocessing, marketing, and utilization of materials once considered waste. This involves closing material loops in order to diminish environmental impairment at both extremes of the linear economy.
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so that it can be used again.
the reprocessing of materials to be used again in a similar or different form.
The process by which materials otherwise destined for disposal are collected, processed, and re-manufactured into new products (composting is a form of recycling).
Process or method allowing for the recovery of some value from a waste, either as re-usable material or as energy. reference concentration: Term used for an estimate of air exposure concentration to the human population (including sensitive subgroups) that is likely to be without appreciable risk of deleterious effects during a lifetime. USEPA, 1989 RT acceptable daily intake. BT dose.
Re-processing of products at their end of life into component materials so that they can be reformed into brand new products
The process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating and reconstituting materials that would otherwise become waste, and returning them to the economic stream as raw materials for new, reused or reconstituted products.
is the activity of recovering used materials from the solid waste stream for use as a substitute for raw materials in the manufacture of new products including, for the purposes of this report, energy recovery.
The process of converting into new products materials that are no longer useful as they were originally designed.
The collection of materials for reuse or for refabrication into new materials.
Turning waste into something which is usable again.
The reuse of paving material. Processes include Hot and Cold and can be insitu or off site.
Reusing waste materials to develop another product.
Extraction of a chemical from a manufacturing process stream that would otherwise have been treated as waste, with the extracted chemical being reused in the original production process, in another process, or sold as a separate product.
separating, collecting, processing, marketing, and ultimately using a material that would have been thrown away.
Reprocessing of wastes, either into the same material or a different material
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the process of changing rubbish into either the same product or a different one. It involves some kind of industrial process. For example, using old plastic bottles to make new ones.
reutilization of raw or used materials; for example, plastic sprues from injection-molded parts are recycled by processing them to form a granulate, which is then returned to the injection molding process
The collection, separation and recovery of useful materials, which would otherwise be discarded as waste, for manufacture into raw materials or new products.
Reprocessing of a used product for reuse in a similar or different form.
Waste materials used in such a way that new materials can be manufactured from it.
Collecting, cleaning and re-using waste materials.
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so it can be made into new products. An example is collecting aluminum cans, melting them down, and using the aluminum to make new cans or other aluminum products. Compare reuse.
The reprocessing of waste either into the same product or a different one.
Recycling is defined in the Regulations as "the reprocessing in a production process of the waste materials for the original purpose or for other purposes". This includes composting, but excludes energy from waste (EFW).
Using things that have already been used to make new things
Process by which materials that would otherwise become solid waste are collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream to be reused in the form of raw materials or finished goods.
See " Reuse."
is a method of materials management in which discarded materials are separated from waste, processed to acceptable standards, and re-enter the economy as usable product (Bisio, 1995).
Removing, cleaning and reusing refrigerant.
A pallet, container or reel that has been used, discarded, salvaged, repaired and which passes through a cycle again
system of collecting, sorting, and reprocessing old material into usable raw materials. Go to Top
reprocessing of materials for reuse. For example, chipping of wood waste for use in chipboard manufacture
Separation and collection of waste for transformation or remanufacturing into a usable or marketable products or materials, and the purchase of products made from recyclable materials. esidential Waste: Typically consists of domestic garbage and rubbish, including food and beverage containers, paper, food wastes, discarded home appliances, wood and green wastes. pecial Handling: Requests for immediate burial or destruction of items while the landfill user observes the disposal activity. Uniform Handling: All residential and commercial cutomers subscribe to hauler-provided trash service.
Reprocessing of discarded materials into new, useful products; not the same as reuse of materials for their original purpose, but the terms are often used interchangeably.
process of sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting materials that would otherwise become solid waste, and returning them into material for new, reused, or reconstituted products that meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace.
the recovery and reuse of resources.
The process of converting materials that are no longer useful as designed or intended into a new product.
(1) A resource recovery method involving the collection and treatment of a waste product for use as raw material in the manufacture of the same or a similar product. (2) the EU waste strategy distinguishes between: reuse meant as a material reuse without any structural changes in materials; recycling meant as a material recycling, only, and with a reference to structural changes in products; and recovery meant as an energy recovery only.
Recycling is the reprocessing of materials into new products. Recycling prevents useful material resources being wasted, reduces the consumption of raw materials and reduces energy usage, and hence greenhouse gas emissions, compared to virgin production.http://www.letsrecycle.com/legislation/news.jsp?story=6231 PM Advisor hails recycling as climate change action, Letsrecycle, accessed 8.11.06 Recycling is a key concept of modern waste management and is the third component of the waste hierarchy.