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RECYCLING

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Transcript of RECYCLING

RECYCLING
What can be recycled?
Ferrous metals (iron and steel)
Nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper and lead)
Rubber (tires)
Paper (newspaper,copy paper, computer paper)
Glass (bottles)
Plastics (bottles, plastic bags)
How are these items recycled?
Bibliography
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<http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/tools/localgov/benefits/>.

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PROBLEM
IMPACT OF RECYCLING
Video
Internal Recycling
Definition: Materials that are waste products of the manufacturing process being recycled for new purposes
External Recycling
Definition: Products that have been used and worn out being recycled to use again
Examples
Distilling industry
Copper tubing
Examples
Magazines
Glass bottles
Two types of recycling
Use of too many resources
Too much waste
Taking up too much space
Pollution
Saves Energy
Less Pressure on Landfills
Preserves Natural Resources and Habitats
Creates Jobs
How are these items recycled?
Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals
Remelting
Recasting
Redrawing
Ferrous: Three R's
Paper
Separated
Washed
"Slurry"
Spread into thin sheets
Dried
Glass
Reverberatory furnace
Sorted
Crushed, melted
Molded into new products
Plastic
Sorted
Grinder, churned
into plastic flakes
Cleaned
Furnace
Rubber
Shredded
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