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Economic opportunities in recycling

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What is recycling:

Recycling refers to a process of diverting or rescuing valuable materials from the waste stream.

Rescued materials or resources can be re-used, processed into alternative raw materials and/or manufactured into new products, instead of being condemned and disposed at dumpsites.

Existing opportunities

  • As recycling continues to take shape in the country, new and unique opportunities keeps on emerging depending on the material stream one is handling.
  • —Some of major material streams in our waste which continue to offer opportunities for their value include:
  1. Plastics (PET, HDPE, PP, LDPE)
  2. Waste paper
  3. Scrap metal (Copper, aluminium, steel, cast iron e.t.c.
  4. Textile waste, used oil
  5. Rubber such as used tyres
  6. Bones for crushing to bone meal
  7. Composting of organic waste to organic fertilizer
  8. Collection of food waste for use as animal feeds.

 

Sample products made from recycled materials and re-use:

 

 

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