Waste recycling: how waste disposal takes place
Nowadays, waste recycling has become one of the biggest problems that contemporary societies are facing. This is because there is more and more waste and the pollution that derives from their disposal is always higher.
There are generally three different types of waste:
- urban, that is the waste produced in the houses. This is non-hazardous household waste
- special, are the waste produced by companies and industries. In turn, they can be dangerous, if they need a special collection and disposal procedure as they contain a high dose of polluting or non-hazardous substances
Similarly, there are also different ways of disposing of waste, as these can be:
- burned in incinerators
- treated in composting plants
- disposed of in landfills
Recent analyzes have shown that sending waste to landfill is the worst solution, as it involves a considerable waste of energy and large spaces, occupied by mountains of garbage. The best solution for waste disposal would be recycling, thanks to which high disposal costs and unnecessary waste of energy could be avoided.
Waste recycling: how waste recycling takes place
Waste recycling, or waste recycling, is a process that allows you to give a second life to waste. In particular, the materials that can be recycled are: paper, glass, plastic, wood, steel and aluminum, tires, vegetable or mineral oils, etc …
Generally, in the waste recycling phase, a distinction is made between humic and dry waste. The former can be treated in composting plants and then reused in agriculture. Dry waste, on the other hand, provided it is clean, can be placed in specific plants to return to the production cycle as a raw material or to produce energy, as in the case of plastic for waste-to-energy plants.