Before we start let's think about the paragraph below, depicting the three R's
Reduce - reduce your waste by choosing fresh food carefully, noting the sell-by dates, and being aware of the amount of packaging around any goods you are purchasing.
Reuse - Plastic shopping bags are a good example, reuse both for shopping and lining your kitchen garbage can.
Recycle - Sort your recyclables and use your curbside collection box, new blue bins, or get them to a recycling center.
Depending on where you live and your country's policy on recycling, domestic waste is what we throw away in the rubbish bin, which usually gets tipped at the nearest landfill site or incinerated.
Most countries have recycling schemes; here in the UK policy is governed EEC Rules and Guidelines. In the rest of the world, most countries are intent on recycling as much of their rubbish as possible through various recycling initiatives.
The following sections examine domestic recycling, and the different methods used. Also from available data, produce a table showing waste and recycling tonnage figures in different parts of the world.
The first section briefly examines the different materials that can be recycled through curbside collection boxes, special collection bins and points, sorting and reprocessing. In doing so hopefully we shall demonstrate how much waste we can reduce by recycling.