What is the Recycle Bin? • Recycling is a term generally used to designate the remanufacturing of material benefit as raw material for a new product. Many materials can be recycled and examples most common are paper, glass, metal and plastic. The biggest advantages of recycling are minimizing the use of natural sources, often non-renewable natural resources; and the minimization of waste requiring final treatment, such as ground, or incineration. • Recycling concept serves only to the materials that may return to its original state and be transformed back into a product equal in all its characteristics. The concept of recycling differs from that of reuse.
What does it means 3R ' s? • The three principles that constitute the known symbol of the 3 R 's are Reduce, reuse and recycle. • The selective collection of municipal solid waste process is helping the policy of the 3 R's. • Reduce the amount of waste produced in each house, through small gestures, as for example, purchase products without packing, reducing the amount of waste that goes to the container. • Reuse, i.e. return using the same product even if it is for a different purpose. Some examples may pass through the use of sheets of paper on both sides, use of batteries recharged, etc. • Recycle, i.e. transforming materials used in new materials. This will be the last resort, where it is not possible to reduce and reuse.
The amount of recycling in Portugal? • Recycling, in Portugal, has still underdeveloped, being far from the desired goal, 50% of recyclable products. One of the reasons is the lack of environmental awareness of the users, another for their cost. • This enormous growth also in other countries, particularly in the u.s • increase of waste production grew also for other types of materials • Portugal produces currently 3.3 million tonnes of municipal solid waste and estimates point to an increase of 1.15 million tonnes in the next decade.
The banks • The banks areused for the placement of waste for subsequent recycling. • The blue colour is called “Papelão” in portuguese, (cardboard), Green by “Vidrão”, botle bank yellow for “Embalão” and red by “Pilhão”, battery.
You can put ... Boxes and cardboards, writing paper, newspapers, magazines, books, notebooks, paper bags. You cannot put ... Paper napkins, plastic or metallic, handkerchiefs, wet wipes, diapers, French fries and aperitifs. Packages of toxic and dangerous products.
In the Green Banks • You can put ... • Bottles, glass packaging, bottles, pots... • What you should not place .... • Lids, corks, cups, plates, glasses, mirrors, glass jars, PYREX, lamps, windows packaging cosmetics and perfumes. • You should place onthe botle bank • glass containers (bottles, jars and carton) • empty and washed without lids or corks.
Intheyellowbank… Deves colocar no Embalão • Youcanput: • Bottles, jars and bottles of water, • juices and soft drinks, vinegar, • detergents and hygiene, food oils, • plastic bags, Styrofoam, milk and • beverages (ECAL) *, beverage Cans, • Cans, aluminium trays, Aerosols • cartons for liquid foods. • You can't put: • plastic packaging or metal products , greasy, poisonous • domestic appliances and other metal objects.
IMAGES Banks Recyclingsimbol
Doneby: • Bárbara Massano Nº3 • João Pedro Lúcio Nº 10 • Sérgio Ferreira Nº18 • 5ºD • Campo Maior, 22 de Fevereiro de 2010