Rethinking Waste

Multimedia Presentations
Katie Lemoyre

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Ordered by importance, reduce, reuse, recycle has been the slogan for recycling since the 1970s.

Becoming widespread by the nineties, Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling is just one form of waste management which includes hazardous waste, waste collection and incineration, landfills, and much more.

The history of recycling can be traced back to ancient times when many ancient civilizations practiced melting down and reusing metals, and today when people recycle scrap metal. Nowadays, recycling has become more than just melting metals for reuse. Recycling encompasses different concepts that you can explore here.