With some companies helping the campaign, today, there are hundreds of recycling centers emerging. We can find it in various cities all over the world. The objective of these centers is to take wastes like newspapers, water bottles, and other paper or rubber, and convert it into something useful. We can avoid the issue of effusing more toxic chemicals and pollutants into the ground, it helps by converting it into landfills wherein parks or schools can be constructed. A recycling center uses methods such as aerobic decomposition, anaerobic decomposition and, composting to turn these goods into simpler organic matter.
Inside The Recycling Center
Almost 7 tons of trash per hour are collected and brought in a recycling center. Since the garbage consists of everything from PET to the glass to metallic cans, it is essential to segregate. We should have the same kind of products in separate batches to send it to the right buyer. We segregate these products based on their weight and their frequencies. For example, infrared light is separated from any other product. These separated batches are then compressed so that more can be collected in a single run. Since the process is mostly mechanized, more and more people participate in this noble cause.
The experts crush the plastics to make new products. It is because you can blend and shape, then clean and reuse the plastic. With glass, it is crushed to smaller and smaller pieces, and essentially the same process is repeated. Also, since the customers that buy these products get the added advantage of putting in lesser resources to complete and make the final product, these centers empty fast.
Recycling Center: Organic Waste
Along with this, there is organic waste. We use these organic wastes as compost instead of fertilizers to cascade and escalate the health and quality of soil for sowing and harvesting. In India, with the government’s initiative, the compost is available at subsidized rates. Thus people are investing more into recycling the products instead of disposing of and buying newer ones. It not only impacts the environment in a better manner but also affects the economy. Now, the economy is trying to change into a sustainable force. Though we indeed need the energy to create anything, be it a product or good or commodity or service or even our day to day activities.
It is inevitable with developed countries such as the USA, the neglect of future and long term effects and consequences, and dig a deep hole into most civilizations as is apparent today. Accumulated waste not only pollutes our natural resources, but they also originate famines and plagues. “Cleanliness is Godliness” is a famous saying and a long term one coined by our wise gurus. So let’s not forget the fact that long term planning, even though the rate might be slow, will be beneficial at the end of the day.