3R’s (waste management) is a term used to describe waste management; reduce, reuse and recycle.
Backyard composting is a controlled decomposition of organic food waste and yard trimmings in urban and suburban backyards
Design for disassembly is a way to make products so that it can easily and cost-effectively be taken apart at the end of the life to recapture materials for recycling.
Environmental design is a new approach in planning consumer products and industrial processes that are ecologically sustainable and intelligent, and healthy both the environment and humans.
Glass recycling is a perpetual form of recycling. Unlike some other recycled products, a recycled bottle can be recycled into another glass bottle; this process can go on endlessly with no loss in quality or purity. Glass is 100% recyclable.
Heavy metal is a term used to describe a subset of a large number of metals and metalloids with high atomic(such as chromium, cadmium, arsenic and mercury), listed in the periodic table of the elements, which have properties of both metals and non-metals.
Material recovery is the extraction of materials from the waste stream for reuse or recycling. Examples include source separation, front-end recovery, in-plant recycling, post-combustion recovery, leaf composting, and so on.