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* Non-biodegradable waste is separated into several types of containers (depending on the material it holds) at [[Civic_amenity_site]]s, [[junkyard]]s
 
* Non-biodegradable waste is separated into several types of containers (depending on the material it holds) at [[Civic_amenity_site]]s, [[junkyard]]s
 
* [[Garbage collection]] is a supplementary service that is provided in some cities. However, as the waste does not need to be separated well in these bags (organic remains often remain in discarded food containers, several types of materials/packaging are discarded in a same bag), it is best not used
 
* [[Garbage collection]] is a supplementary service that is provided in some cities. However, as the waste does not need to be separated well in these bags (organic remains often remain in discarded food containers, several types of materials/packaging are discarded in a same bag), it is best not used
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Waste seperation can be completed using mechanical devices called [http://www.cotterillcivils.co.uk/products/sewage-treatment-and-pollution-control/septic-tanks.aspx septic tanks] and [http://www.cotterillcivils.co.uk/products/sewage-treatment-and-pollution-control/sewage-treatment-plant.aspx sewage treatment plants]...there are found more commonly in rural areas which do not have direct access to mains drainage.
  
 
By separating the waste this way, the materials can be recycled better (see [[Cradle-to-cradle design]]). In addition, [[biogas]] can be extracted from the biodegradable waste (trough dry or wet [[anaerobic digestion]]), or atleast humus can be attained through [[composting]].
 
By separating the waste this way, the materials can be recycled better (see [[Cradle-to-cradle design]]). In addition, [[biogas]] can be extracted from the biodegradable waste (trough dry or wet [[anaerobic digestion]]), or atleast humus can be attained through [[composting]].

Revision as of 13:08, 28 August 2013

Waste occurs in several forms, including:

Waste separation

Waste needs to be separated for ecological processing:

  • Biodegradable (organic) waste is placed into special bins
  • Non-biodegradable waste is separated into several types of containers (depending on the material it holds) at Civic_amenity_sites, junkyards
  • Garbage collection is a supplementary service that is provided in some cities. However, as the waste does not need to be separated well in these bags (organic remains often remain in discarded food containers, several types of materials/packaging are discarded in a same bag), it is best not used



Waste seperation can be completed using mechanical devices called septic tanks and sewage treatment plants...there are found more commonly in rural areas which do not have direct access to mains drainage.

By separating the waste this way, the materials can be recycled better (see Cradle-to-cradle design). In addition, biogas can be extracted from the biodegradable waste (trough dry or wet anaerobic digestion), or atleast humus can be attained through composting.

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