Recycling is the processing of waste materials into new products. Recycling aims to limit the loss of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of new materials, lower energy usage, reduce potential air pollution from the incineration of garbage, reduce water pollution produced by landfill by reducing the need for ‘conventional’ waste disposal methods, and lower the emissions of greenhouse gases in comparison to the potential emissions created in the production of new goods. The fourth component of the ‘waste hierarchy’, the others being ‘avoid’, ‘reduce’ and ‘reuse’, recycling is a key component in modern waste reduction. See also Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.