Recycling System in Australia


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Recycling System in Australia

  1. 1. Recycling System in Australia By Agileswaran
  2. 2. OutlineIntroductionRecycling system and how does it work? eCycle Grey water recycling Newsprint recycling Plastics recyclingWhat are the best/worst parts of the system? Best parts of the system Bad/worst parts of the system
  3. 3. IntroductionWhat is recycling?Why is recycling important? Recycling saves the Earth Recycling saves energy Recycling reduces waste products in landfills Recycling helps you save money Electronics contain toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, beryllium and other dangerous heavy metals.History of Australian recycling The first Australian paper mill to use recycled material was built in 1815
  4. 4. Recycling system and how does it work?What are the stages of the recycling process? The first stage is the collecting and sorting. The second stage is the manufacturing. Final stage is the selling of the recycled products to consumers.
  5. 5. Recycling system and how does it work? eCycle ECO Design Greywater Recycling System(GRS) Newsprint recycling Plastics recycling
  6. 6. eCycleWhen you take your used electronics to the certifiedrecycler, you can easily be hit with a $25 to $50disposal fee.However, these specialized garbage companiesensure that anything of value within the electronicdevice is recycled and reused.
  7. 7. ECO Design Greywater Recycling System (GRS)Our use of water The average Australians household uses many liters of water every day, including in the: • Bathroom – 50 percent • Laundry – 22 percent • Garden – 19 percent • Kitchen – 8 percent.(GRS) is a low cost and low maintenance greywatertreatment and distribution system for irrigating thevegetation in your garden.
  8. 8. Newsprint recyclingThe waste paper undergoes a process in which it ismade into new paper products.Australians used 685,000 tons of newsprint in 2002and recycled 500,000 tons.Ex- recycled pencil made from used newspaper
  9. 9. Plastics recyclingThe recycling process for a plastic product begins byindividuals separating them from their regular trash.Afterwards, the plastics get split into various pieces.This process is implemented by a machine known asbale breaker.Interestingly, the plastic bottles do not normally getremanufactured as plastic bottles.
  10. 10. Best parts of the Australian recycling system. Australians council of recycler directly employ over 5,000 Australians in resource recovery activities. Over the past decade, there have been some very good results for newspaper and aluminum can recycling. Australians are the best newspaper recycler in the world. Australia keeps the second place in recycling rates around the world.
  11. 11. Worst parts of the Australian recycling system.Nearly half of Australians are confused about whatcan and cannot be recycled.As a result, people are throwing out material that caneasily be recycled. But worse still, people are puttingrubbish in their recycling bins that can stop materialfrom being recycled.Just 15 grams of oven proof glass can stop a wholetons of normal glass from being recycled.18 million printer cartridges are still being thrown intolandfill every year.
  12. 12. Cont...Too few mobile phones are being recycled.Australia is still in a position where we cannotcalculate a proper national recycling rate becausenone of the states use a standard way of measuringrecycling and waste minimization efforts aroundAustralia.How can we reduce our levels of waste if we cannotproperly measure how much we are recycling or not?
  13. 13. Thank you