Paper recycling for children
For some people, knowing that they are doing something very good for the environment and necessary so that we can continue to enjoy the world we live in for many more decades, does not seem enough motivation or reward. Perhaps they need another incentive, such as an economic one.
Users must complete only two fields to register. Once the app is downloaded, each user can access a list of challenges and incentives and choose the one that interests them most to try to meet it. They can be cans, bottles, plastics, batteries, light bulbs, etc.
To prove their good deed, users only have to take a photo through the app when they go to dispose of the waste in the container. The snapshot must show the bag with the garbage can in the background.
In their profile, each consumer can check their accumulated balance and even find out how much they have added for each type of waste. They also have the opportunity to access the kilos of CO2 that they have avoided throwing into the atmosphere with their recycling and all the CO2 that the RECiCLA community has saved.
Paper is a delicate material that is damaged by the weather. It needs protected collection points and rigorous sorting for recycling. Recyclers have to separate paper from cardboard, which must always be free of grease or moisture. To help them, you can tie the different kinds of paper together with string.
Three types of cardboard are selected: Gray cardboard Straw cardboard: brown or beige in color, the most common. Kraft cardboard: particularly strong, 5-7 corrugated sheets, used to make crates for fruit and vegetables.
Which of our daily activities produce the most solid waste?
Carbon fiber is used almost exclusively to manufacture composite materials. Fiber-reinforced composites are the most important materials from a technological point of view, and carbon fiber-reinforced composites stand out among them. They have high fatigue strength and high stiffness at low and high temperatures and, at the same time, low density, so they have a very good strength-to-weight ratio.
This type of material is being used more and more frequently, especially in applications requiring strong and lightweight materials. They are used, for example, in the aeronautics and defense industry (sectors that consume 36% of the total), followed by the automotive industry (24%), wind energy (13%), sports and leisure (13%), construction (5%) and various other uses (9%).
With prices ranging from €30 to €58 per kilogram of carbon fiber, there is a clear need to develop a circular economy model to recover them from waste and reintroduce them as secondary raw materials instead of disposing of them in landfills or burning them in incineration facilities (the two most commonly used options today).
Where paper is recycled
Rethinking and improving the functioning of such a complex value chain requires efforts and greater cooperation from all key stakeholders, from plastics producers to recyclers, retailers and consumers. It also requires innovation and a shared vision to encourage investment in the right direction. The plastics industry is very important to the European economy and increasing its sustainability can provide new opportunities for innovation, competitiveness and job creation, in line with the objectives of the EU’s renewed Industrial Policy Strategy
in which it cited plastics as a key priority, and committed to “prepare a strategy addressing the challenges posed by plastics along the whole value chain and taking into account their entire life cycle.” In 2017, the Commission confirmed that it would focus on the production and use of plastics and work towards ensuring that by 2030 all plastic packaging is recyclable