An integrated part of any waste management plan, the recovery or recycling is essential for minimizing actual material losses, especially since most of the waste nowadays isn’t reusable and this practice is being followed in third-world countries.
On this page, users will be able to read more about the process of recovering materials or items that still have usage potential; recycling the ones that are beyond any usability standard, or re-using the ones that are in great structural and functional shape.
Determining the state in which a certain waste type is found, represents the first step in the direction of recycling or recovering that particular item or material. By assessing the degree to which that particular waste type is usable, those who run waste management systems can perform an initial classification, in accordance with the potential recycling possibilities.
Key criteria that need to be accounted for when analyzing waste are the structural integrity, wear and erosion degree, and other types of alteration. Once a preliminary assessment has been carried out, the waste is then moved on to the next phase, which must entail a further classification, accounting for even finer details, such as material type, density, etc. The actual degree to which a material is recyclable can be determined by summing up all the factors and classification steps taken above.
Recovering materials and items from various waste is another process that is highly dependent on the nature and characteristics of the origin waste. If the overall integrity that is assessed against the functional capability is found significant, than the respective waste can offer great recovery potential.
For the waste that is determined to be in great structural and material shape, the potential for direct re-use is assessed, and if found positive, the respective material, object or item, is put back into circulation and it re-enters the commercial segment where it has originated.