Did you know that not all variations of glass, plastic, paper and metal can be recycled? Read and understand!
The correct destination of the waste produced by us and its recycling are one of the biggest challenges that the big cities face worldwide. One of the biggest questions ordinary people have is which materials can be recycled and which ones do not.
Throughout this text, we will answer this question and further detail the types of objects that fit into each category. Check out:
Learn about recyclable materials
In general, paper, plastic, metal and glass are the materials that can be recycled, as long as they do not contain any organic residue, to guarantee the quality of the product.
However, it is not all the variations of the previously listed materials that can be recycled, there are some exceptions. Check out:
The materials that can be recycled are: beverage and food can, glass container lids, cookie can, pan and pan, hardware, staple, electric wires, plates, marmitex packaging, aluminum, copper, steel and tin products cleaning.
Although many people do not know, it is possible to recycle aerosol cans, because Ecolab Ambiental has developed a machine that separates materials safely, a process in which it is possible to separate gas and liquid without causing damage. In the past this was not possible because these materials are toxic and could not be in the same place as other metals.
Although batteries, batteries, pesticide containers and paint cans can not be placed in the same garbage as other metal materials, they can all be recycled and have their own reverse logistics for the best use of the material.
You can recycle: newspaper, sulphite sheet, paper bag, notebooks, note pads and cardboards. However, you can not recycle grease, carbon, cellophane, plastic waxed paper, for example.
In general, you can recycle: food packaging, packaging of beauty products, packaging of cleaning products, lids, toys, plastic parts, ballpoint pens, toothbrushes, buckets, greasy packs and kitchenware. Should leave out of your list: cellophane, vacuum packaging, disposable diapers, adhesives, silicone packaging.
Do you know the rule that we discussed earlier about removing non-recyclable materials from metals? Also suitable for plastic: grease packs are recyclable and are in fact recycled. The most notable example are the cooking oil bottles.
You must separate for recycling: glass, medicine bottle, jars, bottle and colored glass.
There are some types of glass that should not be discarded with the others, since they have collection, destination and logistics different from those mentioned above. TV tubes, lamps and medicines, for example, should be disposed of in the appropriate place for pick up.
There are collection points for the vast majority of these materials, including companies that do reverse logistics of lamps, pharmacies that receive medicines and countless entities that collect electronics. The tip is to look in your city for the correct disposal site for these types of materials rather than discard them along with other types of glass.
Now that you have no further questions about the separation of garbage and how to make it fit for recycling, know that doing your part, at home, at work or wherever possible is essential to protect and care for the environment , leaving it cleaner for future generations to have a healthy place for their development.