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Recycling is something we all know we should be doing; however there is no doubt it can be an intimidating process. Sure we know that pop cans can be turned into a bottledepot for a refund and paper can be put in the office recycling bin, but where is all of the other waste we generate every single day go?  It's safe to say that a large majority of it may notnecessarily have to be sent to a landfill, but because we don't know of any other disposal methods into the garbage bin it goes.

What is Recycling?

Before you know about the importance and benefits ofrecycling and its relation to a better environmental condition, it is essential to understand what is recycling. Recycling refers to the process of collecting used materials which is usually consideredas ‘waste’ and reprocessing them. In this process these used materials are sorted and processed to be used as ‘raw materials’ for the production of new products. Recycling varies from ‘re-use’ in thesense that while re-use just means using old products repeatedly, recycling means using the core elements of an old product as raw material to manufacture new goods. Some of the most common itemsthat are recycled are plastic, glass, paper, batteries, aluminum etc.

Process of Recycling

The recycling process involves three stages. In the first stage the old products are collected andprocessed, where they are sorted, cleaned and made ready for recycling or manufacturing new products. The second stage involves the manufacturing of new products from the raw material obtained by theprocessing of the old products. Finally, the process ends with the purchasing of recycled goods by the consumers. The more people step forward to buy recycled products the better the success of the recyclingprocess can be ensured. Buying recycled products will only increase when every individual will develop an awareness of the difference that can be made by utilizing their old household objects as...
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