The great recycling scam

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We are encouraged, nay pressured even, to clean and nicely separate all our recyclables – glass, plastic, paper, etc. But what really happens to those “recyclables” that our municipal refuse services pick up from the kerbside? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) And, yes, it is indeed a scam!

Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam, perpetrated by big business on the citizens and municipalities to make us all feel good about single use packaging. Aside from the fact that the latter can be reused in so many ways and do not have to end up as recyclables.

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Recycling Glass

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Recycling Glass. For this reason, the best way to dispose of glass is to recycle it. million tons of glass, only 27% of which was recycled. California is an exception to this trend – their bottle deposit program has led to a glass recycling level of nearly 80%. Recycling Glass. Unlike paper and plastic, glass can be recycled indefinitely with very little loss of quality. Almost all types of common household glass are easily recycled.

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Easy Ways to Recycle Common Recyclables


Recycling is fantastic for the planet, and an all-around virtuous thing to do. But the sad fact is that many people won’t make the effort to recycle when doing so becomes too inconvenient and time consuming. Quick Navigation for Easy Ways to Recycle Common Recyclables.

Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

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With waste management being one of the prime steps of the recycling process, it is evident that each and every part of your waste is segregated and sent for recycling. recycling electronic recycling

How Does Recycling Save Energy?


that you put into your recycling bin actually make a difference? Everyone knows that by recycling, we are helping to save landfill space and conserve natural resources, but did you know that by recycling you are also saving a lot of energy? Recycling means to reuse something.

Recycling is B T

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This video explains, though a little tongue in cheek, what I have been saying in several of my pieces over time too as regards to recycling and all that. Recycling is big business. But when there is a glut of recyclables then then what happens?


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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) June is seeing the return of “Recycle Week” in conjunction with Recycle Now and the event runs from Monday, June 20, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011. This year's Recycle Week has a “Home and Away” theme to it. Recycle Week Recycle Now Recycle Week 201

The myth of glass recycling

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The great majority of people, I am sure, firmly believe that the glass bottles and glass jars, of which they so diligently remove the labels and then put out for the kerbside recycling pick-up are going to make new glass bottles and -jars.

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Comment on “villainous” recycling products

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Simon Ward, Head of Environment at Prova PR, gives his views on the current recycling debate, and in particular today’s Recycling Association list of troublesome packaging: “It’s clear the recycling debate needs impetus and fresh thinking.

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Tricks and Tips-How to Make Money Recycling Metal & Scrapping

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Instead of trashing items like metal wire pieces, plastic bottles and other household things, consider reusing and recycling. Recycling of scrap metal is not yet a common activity, but statistically speaking, many countries export large amount of scrap metal. recycling saving money aluminum recycling benefits of going green recycling scrap metal

Recycling a la Hyacinth Bucket

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However, this seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as to all kind of weird habits when it comes to putting out their recycling and rubbish bins. Here we have the truth about glass recycling. At other times card stock is recycled into business cards, index cards, note cards, etc.

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Recycling is bad

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling makes people believe that they do good for the Planet, but is that really so? Recycling is bad for the Planet and I do mean that. I know that that sounds strange but the way that recycling is managed and operated makes it so.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling


Until relatively recently, recycling was not a major. However, the last few years have seen it become an integral aspect of our everyday activities, with many of us sorting our waste into recyclables and non-recyclables without really thinking about it. Advantages of recycling.

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How Do You Recycle?

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With Earth Day approaching, I’m curious… How do you recycle or how does your city handle recycling? I’m fortunate – my city offer curbside recycling and furnishes a big brown can to deposit all our recyclable items in to include paper, aluminum cans, glass, newspaper, steel. Green Living Recycling Curbside recycling how to recycle

7-Jähriger wird Recycling-Idol

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Mit 3 Jahren war Ryan das erste Mal auf dem Recyclinghof seiner Heimatstadt. Aus dem Hobby, Müll zu verwerten, ist ein großes Geschäft geworden. In den letzten Jahren hat der 7-Jährige 2,5 Tonnen Glas, Plastik und Aluminium gesammelt und damit über 10.000 Dollar verdient.

Food waste kerbside recycling

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Aside from the fact that food waste must be reduced any waste of food that does occur should, obviously, be recycled to bio-methane and compost. In other instances recyclables, such as metals, plastics, etc., food waste kerbside recycling recycling

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Benefits of Precious Metal Recycling

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When it comes to precious metals, you may not be aware that there are several benefits to recycling them. It may come as a shock that people would want to recycle precious metals but there are plenty of circumstances when this is the case. recycling reduce waste precious metal recycling recycle and reuse Why bother? Once you have a precious metal in your possession, […].

Recycled pets

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Did you know that you can turn a cat into 16 birds or a dog into 22 ferrets simply by recycling them? OK, so that's not really true; but by getting a recycled pet you can lessen the collective environmental impact of our need for animal companions while doing something very humane to boot

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How is Paper Recycled: Step by Step


Most of this paper can be recycled, which is the process of reprocessing waste paper for reuse. Each metric ton (1,000 kilograms) of recycled paper can save approximately: 19 trees that can absorb 127 kilograms of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. RECYCLING PROCESS.

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Recycling processes

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We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we're lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling - but what happens after the waste has left our hands? A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same

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Die dunkle Seite des Recyclings

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Recycling ist nicht die nachhaltigste Methode, um die Umwelt vor Treibhausgasen und Schadstoffen zu schützen. Dabei wird das Recycling in unterschiedliche Verfahren unterteilt. Tatsächlich belastet die grüne Kreislaufwirtschaft der Kunststoffverarbeitung die Umwelt sogar.

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Cool Furniture Ideas: Recycled Wooden Pallets

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The dark side of recycling

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling is not the most sustainable method to protect the biosphere from greenhouse gasses and other pollutants. The mechanical recycling of plastics also is not without problems. Those fleece textiles are made from mostly recycled plastics.

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Recycling is a misnomer

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commercial recycling really has a completely wrong name. In commercial recycling, in downcycling, the form of the product is being destroyed as with a glass bottle or jar being crushed and ground down, while in upcycling the form is retained and wanted, in fact.

How is Aluminum Recycled? Step by Step


The aluminum recycling industry has set an impressive. standard for other recycling industries to follow. On a worldwide basis, approximately 67 percent of all aluminum cans purchased by consumers are recycled, which makes these cans the most recycled container in the world [1].

National Recycle Week

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) June 16 to June 22, 2014 saw another National Recycle Week in the UK. Thus the message being drummed out relentlessly all the time appears to be “recycle, recycle more and then recycle more still”. Recycle is the last thing.

The Journey for a Recycled Bottle

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We all know recycling is important. Recycling glass bottles allows new bottles to be created with less energy and fewer new raw materials that making a new bottle from scratch, which aids conservation and improves energy efficiency. Green News recycling of glass bottlesBut have you ever been presented with the entire lifecycle? I received the infographic below which lays out […].

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?


Plastic bags can be recycled and made into products such as natural-wood-looking decking. How do we recycle plastic bags? Plastic bags can be recycled, but not with other recyclables. Why plastic bags cannot be placed in the curbside recycling bins? Recycling

Why Is Recycling Important?


Recycling is more important today than ever before. Why should we recycle? Recycling these materials enables their further use instead of being left to slowly decompose while the extraction of raw resources takes place somewhere else to get the same material from scratch.

Reuse vs recycle

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The recycling movement has gathered plenty of steam in recent years which is wonderful, but is the recycling wave encouraging many of us to consume more instead of reusing

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Recycling styrofoam

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Styrofoam, or more accurately, polystyrene, is a common plastic product used in packaging that is leaving a terrible environmental legacy for generations to come. Learn more about polystyrene and pick up some tips on how to reduce or delay it from entering the waste stream

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Recycling Christmas Trees

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Recycling Christmas Trees. This year, I’m vowing to recycle my tree, if only to avoid looking at it until the significant other cuts it up for firewood or chips it for mulch. And the best thing about this county tree recycling program?

Recycling energy savings

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Does as much energy go into recycling materials as it does in extracting them in the first place? Find out more about the energy savings in recycling plastic, metals, glass and paper

The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

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Lebanon recycling waste collection waste managementAn 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it.

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How to Recycle Food Waste at Home?


recycling are often uncertain about what to do with their food waste. But food can be recycled just as efficiently as plastic or aluminum, and with a little research you can learn how to do it right in your own home. Composting is the primary method of food recycling, and if we practice it religiously we can return a significant portion of the nutrients we waste back to the Earth, where they can do so much good for plants, animals and people. Why should we recycle food waste?

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FM Recycle - Computer and IT Recycling Company

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Old and broken computers and other electronics are actually recyclable. FM Recycle is WEEE licensed and their ethics comply with data protection act. No computer or IT that FM Recycle deals with ever get sent to the landfill.

How Is Plastic Recycled: Step by Step


One good way to stem the production of plastic is to recycle plastic that has already been produced and use it to make new products. Plastic recycling has become more advanced in recent years and is always becoming more efficient. So, how is plastic recycled, anyway? Recycling

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Mattress recycling

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Learn more about mattress choice, care, disposal and recycling Most of us have a mattress and we'll likely have quite a few throughout our lifetimes. This means a lot of mattress related waste and associated environmental impact.

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Home crayon recycling

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Recycling crayons isn't going to save the environment by any means; but it's just a little less garbage winding up in. landfill, can save you money and can help teach your children the value (and fun) in recycling

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Recycling: Don’t Waste Your Time. ~ Angela Topp

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Where do your recyclables (really) go?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever asked yourself as to where your recyclables that you put out for collection or that you take to the recycling bank actually end up. PLASTIC/PLASTIC CONTAINERS/-BOTTLES The recycling of plastic is also very much an issue.

Reducing, Recycling and Reusing Can Be Fun

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recycling reduce waste reuse recycle recycling car parts save money I write a lot about ways to live green and save money. But somewhere it can also be fun. One item that can generate a lot waste is an automobile. Old cars contain a lot of metal, plastic, and rubber (sometimes leather if you have high end car!) that can be challenge to reuse or [.].

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