HOW RECOLOGY THINKS ABOUT RESOURCES
What you might consider trash, Recology calls resources – just a simple change in perspective. This is why we describe what we do as resource recovery.
Recology implements recycling programs and builds infrastructure at its facilities to recover recyclables and reduce landfill-bound materials. By seeking out and utilizing new technology systems to sort and extract materials, we’re able to return organic materials to farms as compost, and provide recycled raw materials (such as plastic or aluminum) to manufacturers.
While you’re collecting your food scraps and yard trimmings, and accumulating your recyclables, Recology is engineering and developing programs and services to recover and reuse both. Take a simple plastic bottle, for example. These plastics can be recycled through the collection and recovery systems at Recology, and made into new products, like jackets made from these recycled plastic bottles. You might even see your old furniture as part of an art installation one day. This recovery process is crucial in reducing the impact of waste on our environment, and moving beyond waste.
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ABOUT THE RESOURCES RECOLOGY RECOVERED…