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Investigation of World-Wide Recycling Practices. Recycling Definition Recycling is the process of taking materials (waste) and using all or part of them.

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1 Investigation of World-Wide Recycling Practices

2 Recycling Definition Recycling is the process of taking materials (waste) and using all or part of them into new products for conserving the environment. Recycling Symbols

3  Stems from efforts in WWI and WWII to reuse valuable materials  Many people unsatisfied with landfills of 1930s and 1940s and anticipated future problems  Businesses explored areas of financial incentives (most notable soft drink cans)  Green movement “exploded” in 1960s through 1970s.  Conservationist began producing credible data

4 1- Financial Income: Families can earn money from recycling electronics, glass, paper and metals. Especially in communities with pay-as-you-throw programs. 2- Recycling Job: There is a relationship between recycling job and the quantity of recycling. The total employment increases when increasing the tons of waste.

5 3- Recycling boosts the economy: Recycling has a huge impact in our economy in creates jobs, builds more competitive industries, energy cost reduction and recourses conservation.

6 Electronics Plastic paper Automotive Metal Glass

7  Project design:  Investigation of world wide recycling practices and economical benefits  Survey sent to participants on more than 3 continents and multiple countries  Results collected and analyzed  Allows for comparison of recycling practices across the globe. Link to survey Spreadsheet

8  Online survey creating a survey about investigation of world- wide recycling practices. We use two methods of delivery the survey: * message: we sent a link to our respondents so that they can access the survey and answer. * Facebook: we posted a link of survey on Facebook so that anyone can access the survey and answer. the Facebook help us to connect with other people who are from different countries.

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19  Most people are willing to participate in recycling, but do so inconsistently  There seems to be inconsistency in family participation in recycling…yet almost ALL people in the survey believe it does benefit the Earth and the economy.  In many countries, recycling is not a convenient process. (i.e. not curbside)  Recycling does generate revenue for the economy. (profit exceeds expenditure)


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