Recycling is fairly old concept if we look at our history. It goes back as far as Plato times (400 BC).
The Wiki definition is as follow:
“Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.”
Simply said, it means being economical or just what the real economy is in our everyday living, not what we are told the economy (false economy) is. Those terms in our perception refer mainly to businesses or governmets activities in running countries, taxation, spendings, development, politics and so on. But in my opinion this is very much missleading.
What can be recycled? Almost anything and the list is very long, there are things which recycling is not economicly justified.
At the moment we will concentrate on building materials, IT and telecommunication equipment and water recycling. But if it happens that you, dear reader, would like to contribute with other recyling topic, please let us know.