Difference between Composting and Recycling Waste

Waste management via recycling and composting is the in thing these days in almost all parts of the world. How can London be left behind. However there are people who can’t draw a fine line between composting and recycling.

Where composting involves the breakdown of waste specifically the biodegradable one into smaller elements. Recycling involves the breaking down of the rubbish and waste into smaller ingredients via mechanical procedures like melting or breaking down by physical force and then converting it into a new entity.

Homeowners especially in London, Camden, Islington and Wesminster may sometimes confuse as to what material can be composted and what needs to be recycled and to top it what kind of material needs to go down the trash that is not really fit to be recycled or composted. Although both of them don’t require one to be technically sound yet a basic information about the materials that can be recycled and the materials that can be recycled will be of great help in environmental friendly disposal of waste and rubbish which further saves the landfill sites from further pressure and help save a lot of natural resources.

For composting waste and rubbish collected via materials such as shredded leaves and grass cuttings, vegetable and fruit clippings, newspapers and coffee grounds are the best since the microorganisms act best on them and break them into small components which can be further used into the gardens. Composting can be done at smaller that is at domestic levels however recycling needs to be done at a bigger or at an industrial level.

Recycling of material such as plastic, glass, polythene etc needs to be done since these materials if left unattended on landscapes and landfill ruin the prospects of that landscape and landfill site. These types of waste and rubbish if burned emit harmful gases that may cause respiratory problems in human beings and animal alike. Recycling is the best answer to these kinds of material that are left within households and industrial establishments. The waste and rubbish is broken down into smaller elements (raw material) and then a new entity is created out of it.

Recycling needs community participation wherein the material to be recycled needs to be collected, segregated and then transported to different facilities to make sure that they are not thrown into the landscapes or don’t turn up into the landfill sites.

Where composting can be carried out by individual households recycling involves community participation since its tough for a single individual to collect, segregate and transport waste or rubbish for recycling. The materials that can be recycled and composted differ in their composition and use. There are different laws and regulations to dispose off recyclable and compostable material.




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