What are pros and cons of recycling?

Advantages of reuse

This type of packaging, consisting of 100% organic matter, can become an alternative for treating organic waste, helping to recycle it and reduce food waste.

When the containers incorporate openings adapted to the collection of light packaging, both in areas of contribution and in the arrangement of curbside containers, the quality of the material collected is higher.

In the case of rear-loading and side-loading containers, the container should have a closure that prevents the lid from being opened, so that the waste is introduced through the holes in the cover (with diameters no greater than 30 cm).

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Share with your friends! Many of us are overwhelmed by the term “recycling”.  Recycling is a form of waste management that involves converting waste and other used materials into reusable products.

Recycling helps to reduce energy use, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce air and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need to dispose of “conventional” waste, and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Waste materials are collected through drop-off centers, curbside collection, drop-off or drop-off programs. Waste materials are then transported to a material recovery facility or recycling centers where they are sorted, cleaned and processed into materials suitable for manufacturing.

Among the most common products made from waste materials are paper towels, newspapers, steel cans, plastic, glass and aluminum soft drink containers, and plastic laundry detergents.

Disadvantages of reuse

Increasingly, there is talk of replacing plastic with other options. The truth is that this material has become a problem due to its massive use and the difficulty in recycling. For this reason, we talk about the possible alternatives to plastic, both traditional and innovative.

In fact, plastic tends to have few alternatives in many cases, because it is difficult to find something with the same characteristics. For example, replacing plastic packaging with paper packaging would mean much more breakage and damage, and packaged food would be exposed to dirt, etc.

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It has always been used in packaging, especially for liquids, but not only that. From seeds to vegetables and cereals, glass has always been an alternative to plastic, to which we are increasingly returning.

However, not all biodegradable plastics are the same. Some have a very low capacity, some need between 3 and 6 months and some require special facilities for the process.

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This type of packaging, made up of 100% organic matter, can become an alternative for treating organic waste, helping to recycle it and reduce food waste.

When the containers incorporate openings adapted to the collection of light packaging, both in areas of contribution and in the arrangement of curbside containers, the quality of the material collected is higher.

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In the case of rear-loading and side-loading containers, the container should have a closure that prevents the lid from being opened, so that the waste is introduced through the holes in the cover (with diameters no greater than 30 cm).