What is recycling?
Recycling is a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers, and manufacturing raw materials into new products.
There are three steps to the recycling process. Collecting and processing secondary materials, manufacturing recycled-content products, and then purchasing recycled products. When these steps are followed this creates a circle or loop that ensures the overall success and value of recycling.
For recycling to work, everyone has to participate in each phase of the loop. From government and industry, to organizations, small businesses, and people at home, every American can make recycling a part of their daily routine.
City of Griffin Recycling Guide (English)