Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tips For Recycling And Saving Money

By Phillip Blackwell

The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with recycling facts. We ask the question, "how does recycling affect the environment?"

If your council doesn't pick up paper for recycling via a kerbside scheme, they may have some collection points for newspaper, magazines and telephone directories. For example, there may be paper banks at shopping centres and at civic amenity sites. The UK has a recycling rate of approximately 60% for iron and steel. Most of this waste comes from scrap vehicles, cooker, fridges and other kitchen appliances. A mobile phone, for example, damages the environment throughout its production (resources, energy), retail (transport), use (energy), and disposal (transport, toxic emissions) or recycling (energy) (22).

Plasterboard recycling charges consistently result in significant savings when compared to landfill costs. Increasingly businesses, householders and local authorities are looking for better alternatives but new technologies and markets for carpet recyclate are needed to ensure that this growing demand for carpet recycling services can be met. Carpets are made from natural and synthetic fibres, which still have a value once the carpet is no longer wanted; they can be used in a wide range of applications from sports surfaces to insulation.

Most of this information comes straight from the recycling pros. Careful reading to the end virtually guarantees that you'll know what they know.

The proposed instrument would include articles and an annex with regulations for safe and environmentally-sound recycling of ships, covering requirements for ships, requirements for ship recycling facilities and reporting requirements. You may not have access to a kerbside collection service and will then have to rely on bring banks and mini recycling centres. Because of these reasons, it is very difficult to offer specific advice about methods of recycling that will be relevant nationally - so the best thing to do is to visit your local council's website or telephone them directly to see what is available to you locally.

We also need to lobby government and industry to support and subsidise improved recycling facilities. To make sorting and thus recycling easier, the American Society of Plastics Industry developed a standard marking code to help consumers identify and sort the main types of plastic. In evaluating the environmental properties of a material, recycling is a key element. This presentation looks at the recycling of stainless steel in greater detail.

The UK EPS industry, however, has worked for many years to actively encourage the recycling of used packaging material and many companies are successfully collecting and recycling their EPS. In 2006 29.3% of EPS produced in the UK was recycled or recovered. TRF leads with innovation in the recycling market. Many of the printer cartridges we collect are recycled on-site. New regulations which came into force on the 5th May 2009 require recycling levels to rise to 45% of batteries placed on the market by 2016. This equates to over 500 million batteries.

That's the latest recycling facts from the authorities. Once you're familiar with these ideas, you'll be ready to move to the next level.

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