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GRN - Recycling Terms Glossary
Category: Earth and Environment > Recycling
Date & country: 13/09/2007, USA
Words: 233


Ti
Titanium.

Tin Can
A term sometimes used to describe a steel food can. Technological developments have allowed for the tin coating on a can to become progressively thinner, to the point that tin now represents less than one percent of the weight of a steel can.

Tipping Fee
Charge for the unloading or dumping of waste at a recycling facility, composting facility, landfill, transfer station or waste to energy facility.

Tp
Truck parts.

Tpo
Thermoplastics.

Ts
Tin (metal).

Tx
Textiles, all grades.

Txc
Textiles, cotton.

Txj
Textiles, jute.

Txn
Textiles, nonwoven.

Txr
Textiles, wiping rags.

Txs
Textiles, synthetic.

Txu
Textiles, used clothing.

Txw
Textiles, wool.

Ubc
Used beverage containers.

Usbc
Used steel beverage containers.

Ust
Underground storage tanks.

V-3
PVC.

Volume Reduction
Processing waste materials to decrease the amount of space the materials occupy. It is accomplished by mechanical, thermal or biological means.

Vulcanization Of Rubber
A chemical reaction of sulphur with rubber to cause cross-linking of the polymer chain which increases strenght and resiliency of rubber.

Waste
Unwanted materials remaining from manufacturing processes, or refuse from humans and animals.

Waste Exchange
The use by one company of an industrial waste generated by another firm.

Waste Recycling
A method of recovering waste as resources. It includes the reuse of wastes or the collection and treatment of a waste product for use as a replacement of all or part of the raw material in the manufacturing process.

Waste Reduction
The prevention of waste at its source. Source reduction.

Waste Stream
The flow of waste material from generation to disposal.

Waste To Energy Incineration
An alternative process to reduction or recovery of recyclable materials which are not currently economical.

White Goods (Wga)
A generic term for obsolete major appliances such as refrigerators, water heaters and stoves.

Windrowing
The placement and management of compostable material in piled rows, where micro-organisms break down organic material into a finished compost product.

Wo
Waste oil.

Wp
Waste wood products.

Ww
Waste water.

Yard Waste (Yw)
Leaves, grass clippings and other organic wastes produced as part of yard and garden development and maintenance.

Zi
Zinc.