‘Re-use’ refers to any operation through which WEEE or its components are re-used for the same purpose for which they were conceived.
In recycling, reclamation is the act of extracting discarded objects or materials for reuse.
Recovery is a term commonly used by the waste/recycling industry to divert material from disposal or landfills. It essentially entails recycling and incineration for heat recovery.
Recyclables refers to a given volume or weight of recyclable material.
This is the process of turning waste back into raw materials that can be used to make new products. It conserves natural resources and reduces waste, pollution and energy consumption.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
These are the 3 Rs of waste management strategies in order of standard preference. Reduce, reuse, recycle is the guiding principle behind waste minimization.
- Renewable Resources
Natural materials that can be replaced in a relatively short amount of time are considered sustainable. Energy resources such as biomasses or that produced by solar/aeolic/hydraulic power are considered renewable resources.