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Recycling

Recycling is the collection of used materials that would otherwise be waste to be broken down and remade into new products.

Similarly, reuse is collecting waste such as food and drink containers to be cleaned, refilled and resold.

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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Recycled Glass Piles Up in Montreal

Recycled Glass Piles Up in Montreal

CBC (Aug. 7, 2013) Mountains of recyclable glass have been piling up at recycling depots in and around Montreal, ever since Klareco, aglass processing plant in Longueuil, shut down last spring.
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