Recycling solutions in Armenia. What is recyclable and what is not recyclable?

In 2019, 590,000 tonnes of garbage were dumped ground in Armenia, 310,000 tonnes of which were in the capital alone. Armenia is implementing major waste-management reforms, and each one of us can help the country succeed in this crucial process.

Why is this important?

Because proper waste management has several benefits: economic (job creation, positive impact on tourism, efficient resource management), public health (reduction of health risks by reducing soil, water, and air pollution), and environmental (reduction of Co2 emissions, and high-risk waste pollution).

Anyway, let’s see solutions for some of the non-recycled waste in Armenia.

1) Are milk and juice cartons recyclable?

Shelf-stable cartons contain a layer of aluminum. As such, milk cartons should be recycled with plastic, metal, and glass containers. Eventually, the cartons will be sorted separately at the recycling facility and disposed of properly. … You don’t have to rinse out cartons before recycling.

2) Is cereal packaging recyclable?

Recycled card packaging… The outer recycled card packaging of the company’s iconic cereals boxes is fully recyclable and has been for many years.

3) Can you recycle pasta packaging?

Yes, any flexible plastic packaging including cereal bags, coffee bags, fresh seal bags, snack wrappers, rice/pasta packaging, gum packaging, plastic bags, bin bags, packaging for dried products and freezer bags.

4) Can CDs and DVDs be recycled?

During the recycling process, the metallic coating is removed and the plastic is granulated and then recycled. Plastic CD and DVD cases are recycled along with other plastics of the same type. Any paper inserts are given to paper recyclers for processing. The recovered plastics and metals are used for manufacturing a wide variety of plastic products and metal parts.

5) Can rubber gloves be recycled?

Unlike latex gloves that are not recyclable, you can recycle rubber gloves. This gives you the reassurance that not all gloves end up in the waste bin. So, you can save up your rubber gloves and put them in the recycling bin as long as they are not contaminated; nitrile, vinyl and latex and not contaminated by clinical waste or chemicals.

6) Can you recycle plastic egg boxes?

They can be recycled as they’re made from PET, the same plastic that is used to make plastic bottles. Just make sure they are clean and not contaminated, which can make them harder to recycle.

7) What kind of plastic cups are recyclable?

PET — soft drinks and water bottles, cold drinks-to-go cups

HDPE — fresh milk bottles, shampoo bottles

PVC — squeeze bottles

LDPE — bin liners and bins.

PP — beer cups, yogurt containers, meat, and poultry trays, and ice-cream containers.

8) Can PS plastics be recycled?

Styrofoam products are made out of PS plastic, so it’s commonly used to make disposable coffee cups, packing peanuts, coolers and to-go food containers. PS products CAN SOMETIMES be recycled as bars of PS polymer are granulated or cut into pellets and packed for sale to plastics manufacturers. Recycled PS is used to manufacture numerous products, such as clothes hangers, picture frames, cornices, hair combs and plastic rulers.

9) What can ceramics be recycled into?

Ceramics, including dishes, are recyclable for uses in art projects, driveway underlayment and gravel pathways. Although it is difficult to find recyclers who accept ceramics, when these products are ground up, they can be incorporated into tiles or new dishes. Sometimes facilities that recycle bricks and concrete will recycle ceramics. If your ceramic dishes are reusable, donate them!

10) Can you recycle car windscreens?

Glass is one of the easiest materials to recycle, so you won’t be surprised to read that your car windscreen and windows are recycled. Nick Kirk, Technical Director of GTS — Glass Technology Services Ltd said:

The recovered cullet from crushed vehicles is likely to be of a quality that would require further glass processing for remelting back into flat or container glass, therefore, alternative uses such as aggregates, construction products tend to be the likely option.

11) How are TV & PC screens recycled?

To recycle televisions and pc screens, workers typically start by taking them apart by hand and separating out the different components. Plastic, wood, and copper are sold on the commodities market. The circuit boards go to specialized recyclers that reclaim the precious metals.

12) Are lamps recyclable?

Recycling lamps capture mercury, allowing it to be reused or processed safely. Convenient lamp recycling options are available for residential consumers in most areas through both private and public programs. Many local governments collect la

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Ahmed Ibrahim

Full-fledged Content Creator & Tech Journalist. Worked previously with top publishers like AkhbarTech, Abda Adv, and RobbReportArabia.