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Comparison of recycling vs.reuse

Contrast the basic principles of recycling vs. reusing. Apply these principles to an example of the operations for a small municipal city Public Works department for a community of 12 - 14,000 citizens. What types of materials, wastes, and programs might be involved in your example?

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Recycling means processing materials that have already been used to make new products, to help reduce waste, prevent wastage of new material, reduce environmental pollution and reduce energy usage. In contrast, re-use of a material means using the material for the same function more than once or to use it for a different function. The basic difference between the two terms is that recycling involves ...

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The solution explains the meaning of recycling and reusing with examples of programs that can be used for a small community.