Recyclable materials

What are recyclable materials?

Recyclable materials are materials with a social, financial and environmental, easily recoverable value, and constructed of only one recoverable material.

Recyclable materials are materials that can be processed and transformed into new products after their original use. Examples of recyclable materials include:

  1. Paper and cardboard: newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, etc.
  2. Glass: bottles and jars of all colours
  3. Metals: aluminium cans, steel cans, aluminium foil, etc.
  4. Plastics: bottles, containers, bags, etc.
  5. Electronics: computers, televisions, cell phones, etc.

Recycling these materials conserves natural resources, saves energy, and reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. By collecting and processing recyclable materials, they can be used as raw materials to make new products, thus reducing the need to extract and process virgin materials.

It is important to note that not all materials are recyclable and the recyclability of materials depends on the infrastructure and technology available in a given community. Before recycling, it is recommended to check with local recycling facilities to determine which materials they accept.