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Recycling is the process of converting various waste streams (such as glass, plastic and metal) into reusable material.

In this section you can explore general topics that provide an overview of recycling and why it’s an important process.

A collection of widely used recycling symbols.

Recycling Symbols

Confused about the many different recycling symbols used today? Find out what these symbols actually mean and the types of products they identify.

Three recycling bins used for different materials.

Recycling Bins

Recycling bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes and different bins can be provided for a wide variety of recycling functions.

Reasons why you should recycle.

Reasons Why You Should Recycle

Discover the reasons why you should recycle including the many benefits that recycling brings to our environment.

Various goods that could be recycled.

Why Is Recycling Important?

Discover why recycling is important and what role this process plays in helping to clean up our environment.