|How It Works|
How It Works
There are three parts to the recycling cycle and you're critical to at least two of them. How It Works
There are three parts to the recycling process, each one essential to making the system work: collection, manufacturing and buying. These three components are so important that they are represented by the three "chasing arrows" of the recycling logo.
Collection - Don't Send Recyclables To The Landfill.
In this phase, materials are separated from the waste stream and prepared to become raw materials. Different cities and municipalities have different systems for sorting and collecting materials that can be recycled. Most communities now have recycling bins for curbside collection, or recycling stations where the materials can be taken.
Manufacturing - Using Recycled Materials Instead Of Virgin Raw Materials.
Recovering the materials is just the first step. There must also be a market for it - companies that want the materials and are able to remanufacture them into consumer products. Sometimes these companies have to invest a significant amount of money in adapting their manufacturing processes to accommodate the use of recycled materials in their products.
Buying - "Close The Loop" By Buying Products With Recycled Content.
In order to make recycling economically viable, there must be a market for recycled products. If people buy them, companies will be encouraged to make them, and the whole system works.
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