WWHAT IS RECYCLING???
IT IS ACTUALLY RECOVING THE MATERILS FOR FUTURE USE…IT MAY BE USED EITHER TO MANUFACTURE THE SIMILAR PRODUCT LIKE PAPER OR TO MAKE ANY OTHER PRODUCT LIKE PLASTIC OR GLASS.PAPER IS RECYCLED AND USED TO MANUFACTURE PAPER ONLY WHLE PLASTIC ANDGLASS ARE USED TO MAKE ANY OTHER PRODUCT OF PLASTIC OR GLASS..PLASTICBOTTLE OF WATER CAN BE MELTED DOWN AND USED TO MAKE A PLASTIC CHAIR….
DIFFERENCE BTWENN RECYCLING AND RE.MANUFACTURING…
Reuse is to use an item more than once. This includes conventional reuse where theitem is used again for the same function, and new-life reuse where it is used for anew function. In contrast,RECYCLING is the breaking down of the used item into rawmaterials which are used to make new items.
Why recycle paper? Because paper and paperboard products represent the largestportion of our municipal waste stream (e.g., trash). In 2007, paper and paperboardproducts accounted for about 83 million tons (or 33 percent) of all materials in themunicipal waste stream. In that same year, we recycled more than half (55 percentor 45 million tons) of all the paper that Americans used.
Recycled Paper Processing Mills
Recycled paper processing mills use paper as their feedstock. The recovered paperis combined with water in a large vessel called a pulper that acts like a blender toseparate fibers in the paper sheets from each other. The resultant slurry thenpasses through screens and other separation processes to remove contaminantssuch as ink, clays, dirt, plastic and metals. Mechanical separation break apart inkparticles. Deinking processes use special systems aided by soaps or surfactants towash or float ink and other particles away from the
Fiber cannot, however, be recycled endlessly. It is generally accepted that a fibercan be used five to seven times before it becomes too short (as a result of repulpingand other handling) to be useable in new paper products. Recovered paper withlong cellulose fibers (such as office paper) has the greatest flexibility for recyclingas it can be used to produce new paper products that use either long or short fibers.Recovered paper with short cellulose fibers (such as newspaper) can only berecycled into other products that use short cellulose fibers. For this reason,recovered paper with long fibers is generally of higher value than recovered paperwith short fiber.
is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics andreprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. For instance, this could mean melting down soft drink bottles then casting them as plastic chairs and tables.