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At the mining university of Leoben they have recycling engineering bachelor and masters. But it's in german.


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Recycling batteries sounds very noble. But fruitless. Because recycling batteries to make "Grid storage" for communities......That's a lot of batteries. New York City uses 11,000 Megawatt hours of electricity a day! You'd have to gather 110,000 tesla batteries to store a days worth of electric use. Batteries are a horrible way to provide energy, ...


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Glass is broken up into cullet. When recycled it ends up being used to make the very products it was originally made from. Glass is infinitely recycle-ble it doesn't lose it's propensity for quality for every recycling cycle. You can recycle it 1000 times it's still good glass. Glass (besides lead crystal) is inert and non-toxic thus disposing of glass in ...


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Sometimes combustion is better than composting. Ash is a rich source of concentrated phosphate, is water soluble instantly. Yes you can shred and compost brown paper bags, be they lunch bag or large grocery bag. Never the less you can also shred them and add them to soil as is, food for the worms


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Nut shells are compostable. But said rate of decomposition is abysmally slow compared to other material, after all alot of shells are meant to protect from harm. Never the less if you wanna speed up composting, grind the shells into a powder. Ground nut shells are also a good fire starter or disposable fuel


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Gillette has a Razor Recycling Program: Participants who wanna recycle their razors from home are invited to sign up on the program page thru "Terracycle" You merely Ship your stockpile of razor blades when it's big enough, hold on to your razors in a soap box til you have it filled.


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Cast iron has little metallic value, it's not steel, it's source for making steel. It is literally worth about 2 cents per pound. If you wish to recycle it, wait til you have a couple dozen or few hundred pounds to turn in for money. A black smith might have use for it, if they make steel product from scratch or do wrought iron work


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You can tell by the infamous number on the bottom of the bottle. PLastic resin codes


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Reducing your plastic waste volume begins with Reducing bringing plastics into your home. Reduce plastic inputs by removing items from their wrapper after purchase and carry in your own bag/container. plastic bags, plastic wraps, plastic fiber, flexible plastics, cereal bags, etc you can stuff them all in one coke bottle known as the "Coke BOttle ...


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For plastic bottles, remove cap, twist and crush and then replace cap to stop the bottle from expanding again as explained here. For plastic bags, stuff them in a cloth tube, and take bags out of the bottom to re-use. The cloth tube keeps them compressed. For yoghurt pots etc: stack them together. General: get a box with a heavy lid, or a tall narrow bin so ...


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The most obvious way to reduce the volume of plastics in the home is not to bring them into the home in the first place. Reduce usage of single-use plastics and you will have less material to store for recycling (more commonly downcycling or just plain incineration). This is a greater step towards sustainability than any tricks to take a large quantity of ...


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Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best: Step on plastics to crush them - Crude, but efficient, and good for stuff like takeaway food containers, PET bottles (with lids removed), plastic cups, and even balled-up cling wrap. It isn't great for crinkly plastic like chip packets, but they can usually be flattened out by hand, and don't take up that much ...


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