Recycling means to recover for other use. A material that would otherwise be considered waste can be used for making other usable things. The popular meaning of ‘recycling’ in developed countries is the widespread collection and reuse of various everyday waste materials. They are collected and sorted into common groups so that the raw materials from these items can be used again (recycled).
In developed countries, the most common consumer items recycled include aluminium beverage cans, steel, food and aerosol cans, HDOE, and pet plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, paperboard cartons, newspapers, magazines and cardboard. Other types of plastic (PVC, LDPE) are also recyclable, although not as commonly collected. These items are usually composed of a single type of material, making them relatively easy to recycle into new products.
When consumer separates garbage, recycling is the responsibility of government. Waste is often not properly separated due to either ignorance or contempt of the rules. This results in glass containers that may have metal lids still attached and rotted food inside, aluminium cans full of chewing tobacco spit and cigarette butts, corrugated paper boxes spoiled with oils, solvent, or rotting food, and inclusion of incompatible plastic types in a plastic recycling bin. This can all lead to process contamination, work stoppage, a system cleanout, and landfill disposal of the contaminated batch of otherwise recyclable materials. Resorting consumer separated wastes is often needed to prevent recycling process contamination.
Every ton of paper when recycled saves 17 trees. Each tree gives out oxygen worth Rs. 6 lakhs during the lifespan of 50 years. Recycling metals like Iron, Copper and Aluminum saves TIME MONEY and ENERGY used to extract the same from the ore placing Research.