Presentation on theme: "Investigation of World-Wide Recycling Practices. Recycling Definition Recycling is the process of taking materials (waste) and using all or part of them."— Presentation transcript:
Investigation of World-Wide Recycling Practices
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
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
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.
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.
Electronics Plastic paper Automotive Metal Glass
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
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.
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)