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To enhance professionalism and capabilities of members by promoting commerce and trade; striving to achieve and maintain
the highest standards of excellence for practice, competence and conduct in waste management and recycling industry.
To provide a platform for the members to come together to identify and address the environmental concerns and issues in the
waste management and recycling industry.
To promote waste reduction, recycling and reuse and recovery; and create public awareness on the waste management and
recycling industry as well as environmental and industry concerns.
To foster information exchange, networking and closer relationship among the members and between government, industry
and people.
To provide professional development and upgrading opportunities for the members by organizing industry and/or technology
updates conferences, business mission trips, training workshops as well as through other forms of media such as newsletters,
exhibitions etc.
To advance the scientific, technical and practical aspects of waste management and recycling.
To liaise and establish affiliations with local, national, and international organizations with similar purposes and concerns.

Literature Review
Recycling Program Design, Management, and Participation: A National Survey of
Municipal Experience. David Holz (1991)
From our literature review, we have learned that communications that emphasize the
value and benefits of recycling and which explain specific program features should
facilitate citizen participation in increased recycling. This source provided a table with a
list of education strategies and incentives that citizens found most effective in motivating
them to reduce the amount of trash they generate. We hope to apply this data to our study,
in motivating the citizens of Hyattsville to decrease the amount of trash they generate and
to increase the amount they recycle. We want to provide the citizens of Hyattsville with the
knowledge and resources to become as sustainable a city as possible.
Recycling as altruistic behavior. Normative and behavioral strategies to expand
participation in a community recycling program. J. Hopper & J. Nielsen (1991)
This study showed that a block-leader program, in which residents encouraged their
neighbors to recycle, influenced altruistic norms and increased recycling behavior. While
it may be difficult to gather the support of the community, by working with the Hyattsville
Environment Committee, we hope to gain support and influence within Hyattsville.
According to this study, by appealing to social norms and increasing awareness of the
negative effects of not recycling, we will be able to motivate citizens to recycle.
The three Rs: Reduce, reuse, recycle.
The article presents ways to deal with garbage, which include the reuse of as many
products and packages as possible, recycling of every possible material and composting
organic matter such as grass, leaves, yard wastes and food scraps. This article has ideas on
how to market each of these aspects and put them into effect for the general public.

Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling
is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is
increasing all the time.
The amount of rubbish we create is constantly increasing because:

Increasing wealth means that people are buying more products and ultimately creating more waste.
Increasing population means that there are more people on the planet to create waste.
New packaging and technological products are being developed, much of these products contain
materials that are not biodegradable.

New lifestyle changes, such as eating fast food, means that we create additional waste that isnt

Environmental Importance
Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment.

Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps
to reduce the pollution caused by waste.

Habitat destruction and global warming are some the affects caused by deforestation. Recycling
reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved.

Huge amounts of energy are used when making products from raw materials. Recycling requires
much less energy and therefore helps to preserve natural resources.

Importance To People
Recycling is essential to cities around the world and to the people living in them.

No space for waste. Our landfill sites are filling up fast, by 2010, almost all landfills in the UK will be

Reduce financial expenditure in the economy. Making products from raw materials costs much more
than if they were made from recycled products.

Preserve natural resources for future generations. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials; it
also uses less energy, therefore preserving natural resources for the future.

Recycling Helps you Save Money

Recycling provides ways to save money. You can sell recyclable materials to
organizations that are willing to buy it. Using products that are recycled lessens
expenses. Products that are made from recycled materials are less expensive
than products made from fresh materials.

At home, you can recycle biodegradable waste like eggshells, vegetable and fruit
peelings and use them to fertilize plants. By doing a little research and getting
creative you can save money and trips to the market while being kind to the

As the population of the world increases recycling is becoming increasingly more

important. Our technologically advanced societies are creating more and
products and packaging that look good and are indestructible, but can take
centuries to break down.

In order to combat the rise of factors that are produced by non-environmentally

conscious groups, it is up to the growing numbers of individuals and companies
that want to inhabit a healthier planet to make a difference.

methodology for recycling

The data/statistics waste collection statistics phase must cover geographical distribution, seasonal
variations on production rates, waste management practices, current applications and their related
costs and revenues. Waste characterisation must be comprehensive with physical, environmental
and chemical aspects, including waste variability and waste contamination from shipping, handling
and storage activities. Based on the previous results a broad forecast of potential applications must
be developed based on very simple rules like minimisation of transportation distances and energy
consumption, etc. Marketing evaluation is a very important step, frequently neglected when
choosing the best applications for a particular waste. Other steps are product development and
performance evaluation. Environmental evaluation of the new technology is very important because
not all recycling is environmentally sound. This evaluation must be based on the life cycle
assessment (LCA) and has to consider the environmental benefit of avoiding landfill disposal of the
waste, and could include leaching or other specific tests or simulations. Also, the technological
transference phase must be carefully planned and developed. Each proposed step is discussed,
examples are given and needs for further research emphasised.