Waste sorting

  • waste sorting
  • Separating waste into different materials, such as glass, metal, paper, plastic, etc.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Waste sorting is the process by which waste is separated into different elements. Waste sorting can occur manually at the household and collected through curbside collection schemes, or automatically separated in materials recovery facilities or mechanical biological treatment systems. Hand sorting was the first method used in the history of waste sorting. Until now this method is still used. Waste can also be sorted in a civic amenity site. "Waste segregation" means dividing waste into dry and wet. Dry waste includes wood and related products, metals and glass. Wet waste typically refers to organic waste usually generated by eating establishments and are heavy in weight due to dampness. Waste segregation is different from waste sorting. Waste segregation is the grouping of waste into different categories. Each waste goes into its category at the point of dumping or collection, but sorting happens after dumping or collection. Segregation of waste ensures pure, quality material. Sorting on the other hand will end up producing impure materials with less quality.

    分別収集(ぶんべつしゅうしゅう)とは、廃棄物の中間処理(焼却処理やリサイクルなど)や最終処分を容易にするために、その材質ごとに廃棄物を分類し、それを収集することを指す。 日本の容器包装に係る分別収集及び再商品化の促進等に関する法律(容器包装リサイクル法)では「分別収集」は「廃棄物を分別して収集し、及びその収集した廃棄物について、必要に応じ、分別、圧縮その他環境省令で定める行為を行うこと」と定義されている(容器包装リサイクル法2条5項)。 なお、ごみの分別は収集前に発生源で分別したものを回収する発生源分別に限られず、収集後に分別を行う選別センターなどの施設もある。

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