Recycling Materials

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Recycling Materials
Recycling Materials
AIM:
How can methods of disposal of
materials and products which are no
longer useful to us be investigated
and determined ?
Recycling Symbols
Consumer purchases
recycled materials
Consumer gathers
recycled materials
Manufacturer
recycles materials to
create new product
Identifies resin content
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Recycling Symbols
Indicates that the product is made
from recycled material
Indicates the percentage of the
product made from recycled
material
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Recycling and Material Categories
Organics
Metals
Polymers
Ceramics
Composites
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Recycling Organics
Grass clippings
Bush and tree trimmings
Yard vegetation
Food scraps
Wood
Paper
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Recycling Metals
Steel
Brass
Copper
Aluminum
Iron
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Recycling Polymers
Symbols from earthodyssey.com
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Recycling Polymers
Symbols from earthodyssey.com
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Recycling Ceramics
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Recycling Composites
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Recycling Codes
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Example Product Development
Lifecycle for Recyclable Materials
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http://www.environment.gov
Resources
American Forest and Paper Association. (2002). Environment and recycling. Retrieved March 13,
2008, from http://www.afandpa.org
Australian Government. (2008). Department of the environment, water and heritage. Retrieved
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publications/images/shop2.gif
Corrugated Packaging. (n.d.). Recycling corrugated. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from
http://www.corrugated.org
EarthOdysseyTM Pulling Tool. (2008). Recycling symbols. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from
http://www.earthodyssey.com/symbols.html
National Geographic. (1997). Recycling polymers. Retrieved March 21, 2008, from
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/education/plastics/recycle.html
Publishers National Environment Bureau. (2004). Old papers to newspapers: a recycling success
story. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from http://www.pneb.com.au/recycling5.html
Recycle Metal.Org. (n.d.). Scrap metal – what is metal waste? Retrieved March 21, 2008, from
http://www.recyclemetal.org/education/
Steel Recycling Institute. (n.d.). Welcome to the steel recycling website. Retrieved March 21,
2008, from http://www.recycle-steel.org
The Glass Packaging Institute. (2007). Representing the North American glass container industry.
Retrieved March 13, 2008, from http://www.gpi.org
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2008). Recycling municipal solid waste. Retrieved March
21, 2008, from http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/recycle.htm
Wise Recycling. (2002). Household recyclables. Retrieved March 21, 2008, from
http://www.wiserecycling.com/r5a.html
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