This week, we have another opportunity to recall what recycling is and why it is necessary to develop a culture of waste sorting.
On November 15, the whole world celebrated the Day of Recycling. This holiday was launched in the United States in 1997.
What is recycling, and why is it important?
Recycling is the process of turning waste into recyclable material. It is a critical element of the circular economy and one of the main stages of waste management.
Polyethylene can undergo 12 cycles of processing without changing its molecular structure. The availability of quality secondary raw materials is crucial for recycling. The garbage from landfills, due to its mixed structure, is not suitable for recycling. Raw materials should be as homogeneous and transparent as possible. This allows the production of high-quality granules, which in their properties are close to those made from crude oil.
You may read our pieces of advice about recycling here:
- Reuse, reduce & recycle. Take a quick look.
- Wet wipes: is it harm or benefit?
- Should we stop buying new clothes? Five rules of eco-friendly wardrobe.
- 10 habits for you that will benefit the planet now.
- Environmental trends 2021: what you ought to know to save the planet.
- There’s much more waste production during the quarantine. Where to take masks, sanitizers, and disposable tableware?
- UAE rolled out new color-coded containers for recycling and collecting waste.
And keep in mind that recycling is not enough! Sharing is the path to a circular economy.