Create a 6 pages page paper that discusses recycling, reducing, and reusing. This means that for 100 households, the waste is equal to 100kg of waste paper per week. This means that in a year, the average quantity of waste paper that would be recycled in my community would be 5200 kg (5.2 tons).
The amount of plastics scraps, polythene bags, and straps collected in one homestead after one week was 0.6 kg. On average the whole community, therefore, is about 60kg in a year this value translated to 3120 kg (3.12 tons).
The number of aluminum cans collected in one home after 1 week was 0.3 kg. This means that the whole community produces 30 kg of cans in a week. This translates to 1.56 tonnes of aluminum cans as waste per year.
The recycling process involved, in some cases, reusing what had been considered waste after being subjected to the initial function for which the waste had been intended. In this project, different types of waste found within the homestead were recycled. These wastes include papers, plastic bottles and paper bags, metallic cans, and waste paper. The recycling process for each of these wastes varies because of the nature of the process and the type of impact each would have on the environment (Jacobsen, Gellynck & Buysee, 2013).
This process involves turning old pieces and/or scraps of waste plastic, not products that can be used again. The reuse may involve cleaning and disinfecting certain products using them just as they are for different duties. The process of recycling may also involve subjecting the scraps into a manufacturing process chain to come up with new products. For plastics that have to undergo a manufacturing process is usually necessary for them to be subjected to several processes for preparation purposes.
The first process involves collecting and sorting out the plastic waste. The collected plastics are grouped according to their properties. Scraps that are relatively denser are grouped together whereas those that are thin and light such as paper bags are grouped differently. In addition, plastic containers that are in good shape are put in different recycle bins because they may have to undergo a different recycling process without necessarily changing their structure. It should be noted that mixed plastic scraps may not be of great help during the recycling proves that involves re-manufacturing because this results in a poor quality of end products due to the different plastic structures involved.