” This part is provided the information about Paint Recycling. However, if you would like to find the places for recycle your old/used Paint in your state, click at “SELECT YOUR AREA” category or click “Zip Code” at top menu bar. As well, you can select other materials which you want to recycle them at “SELECT MATERIAL” category. Although, when you would not like to recycle anymore and looking for the other process to manage your old/used material, we provide the link of “Disposal service” and “Donation centers” at “LINK” category. ”
A numbers of wastes in America are growing from 247 million tons of non-hazardous waste in 1990, to 409 million tons in 2001. The increasing number of wastes in each year causes the crisis of pollution. Recycling is the process of transforming used/wasted materials into useful materials which can be used again. In other word, recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Using recycled materials can lower energy costs for manufacturers because recycling is a key to reduce the consumption of raw materials such as land, plants, minerals, and water, etc. so using materials more than once which means we conserve natural resources as well. Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. In each year, Americans haul 82 million tons of trash to recycling center but that’s still just 32.5 percent of trash that US people throw out. To emphasize that why we should recycle the used materials, the following will show the benefit of recycling:
* Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced; by avoiding methane emissions and reducing energy required can contribute to climate change.
* Decreases the amount of CO2 produced.
* Prevents the pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from raw materials.
* Helps maintain the environment for future generations.
* Reduce a number of wastes and saves considerable landfill space.
* Reduces the need for landfill and incineration.
* Reduces the consumption of energy and water.
* Decreases the need for disposal.
* Protects and expands US manufacturing jobs
* Increases US competitiveness.
* Prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials.
* Saves energy.
* Saves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
3 Steps for Recycling a Product (from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
First of all, steps of recycling includes collecting recyclable materials that would be considered types of waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers, manufacturing raw materials into new products, and purchasing recycled products.
However, collecting and processing secondary materials, manufacturing recycled-content products and then buying recycled products creates a circle or loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling.
Step 1. Collection and Processing
Collecting recyclables run from community to community, but there are four primary methods:
2. drop-off centers
3. buy-back centers
4. deposit or refund programs
Think about the method used to collect the recyclables which are sent to a materials recovery facility to be sorted and prepared into marketable commodities for manufacturing. Recyclables are bought and sold just like any other commodity, and prices for the materials change and fluctuate with the market.
Step 2. Manufacturing
Before sending the recyclables for Manufacturing, once cleaned and separated that help the recyclables are ready for the second part of the recycling loop. More and more of products in nowadays are being manufactured with total or partial recycled content. Common household items that contain recycled materials include newspapers and paper towels; aluminum, plastic, and glass soft drink containers; steel cans; and plastic laundry detergent bottles. As well, recycled materials are used in innovative applications such as recovered glass in roadway asphalt (glassphalt) or recovered plastic in carpeting, park benches, and pedestrian bridges.
Step 3. Purchasing Recycled Products
The complete of recycling loop is purchasing recycled products. The governments, businesses and individual consumers, each play an important role in making the recycling process a success by “buying recycled.” As consumers demand more environmentally sound products, manufacturers will continue to meet that demand by producing high-quality recycled products. So, learn more about recycling expressions and to find tips on recognizing recycled products.
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