In the quest to conserve the environment and make sure that it remains habitable to all existing living organisms and plants too, recycling of products was recommended by scientists. The recycling motion was quickly adopted in numerous nations across the globe. However, according to recent research, it was discovered that we are still not doing enough to conserve the environment. Herein in this article, we will thus discuss on some of the practices that we can adapt to further recycling and raise the conservation rate.
- Conversion of garbage into energy
The practice started in Sweden. The project currently powers up around two million households in the country. The garbage is used to produce heat energy and electrical energy too.
- Post shredder technology
For appliances that cannot be disposed of and they decompose, most countries shred up the machines. However, after shredding, it is usually a hard task to try and make use of the shredded pieces. With the development of post shredder technology, the shredded pieces can now be used, but first useful components of the shredded pieces have to be extracted, and this is where the technology comes in. Let’s take a car as an example.
Vehicles that have stayed without being used for a long time and claimed to be beyond repair are shredded in most country. The outcome after the shredding is usually a mixture of numerous products and materials that had been used to make the car. The shredded pieces can now pass through a post shredding machine that will recover all possible useful raw materials in the shredder waste. The recovery is made by use of mechanical separation methods and techniques.
- Use of Render fats
In Germany, they implemented one of the most diligent dustbin systems in the world. For their system, they have also included a bin for dead animals. Often we find an animal carcass lying around polluting the air due to its foul smell or even one of our home pets dies. One is advised to dispose of the animal’s body in that specific bin. Animal carcasses are known to contain fats that can be rendered down and be used in the manufacturing industry for instance in the production of lip balms.
- Robot recycling
Among the primary constituent of un-reusable waste in the recent years has been electronic gadgets. There have been several steps taken toward reducing this, like the development of rechargeable batteries which played a huge part since disposed of cells, were causing severe consequences to the environment due to their chemical components. With the onset of robot recycling, several non-profit organizations have come up that take the electrical devices that one no longer needs. The organization then scraps of its parts and incorporates the pieces into other electronics as spare parts and gets them running again.
Also, for those that have appliances which are still in good working condition but have no use of them and want to dispose of them, there are platforms like eBay where one can sell it off to a person who might be in need of the appliance.
By intensifying the rate at which we recycle products, we make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations to come. Also, by the adoption of some of the recycling practices mentioned above, we will be creating employment opportunities for numerous people. Recycling of products will thus raise the living standards of people and also create a better environment for humans and all other organisms to reside in, while also preserving the existing ecosystem.