Recovered material

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Recovered material
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Recovered materials are waste materials and byproducts, parts or components of a waste stream that have been captured and separated for reuse, but such term does not include those materials and byproducts generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process (Percival R. V., Schroeder C. H., 2019, p. 376).

Other terms connected with recovering materials

There are several terms which may be helpful while understanding what the term recovered material means (Percival R. V., Schroeder C. H., 2019, p. 376):

  • recoverable - this term refers to the capability and likelihood of being recovered from solid waste for a commercial or industrial use,
  • recovered resources - material or energy recovered from solid waste,
  • resource recovery - the recovery of material or energy from solid waste.

Waste Management Through Resource Recovery

The application of recycling, reuse, composting, waste-to-energy or other processes to the recovery of material and energy resources unquestionably provides a substantial alternative supply of raw materials and diminishes the reliance on virgin feedstocks. These recovered resources are basically given another life cycle, in any case, many recovered materials can't be readily reused in the identical markets or applications. All together for resource recovery to be viable on a long-term basis, viable markets and alternative uses must be carefully planned to guarantee minimal misuse of resources. Recovered products must meet the basics of market resource security, which means they should meet the prerequisites of dependable quality, quantity, and price. This is critical for the end user to make the dedication expected to sustain a solid market (Cheremisinoff N. P., 2003, p. 80).

Recovering materials from waste streams for recycling, for another use or productive life cycle appears most successful at the industrial level. For instance, it is sensible for plastic converters to gather scrap and trimmings for quick regrinding into helpful feed material. Comparable in-house reusing happens all through industry, including metals, paper/cardboard, and glass. Be that as it may, these sorts of practices speak to squander minimization in the context of clean production. On a more extensive scale there are business to business and consumer to business interdependencies that affect whether the financial aspects of resource recovery makes sense (Cheremisinoff N. P., 2003, p. 80).


Author: Elżbieta Woyke