University of Rijeka,
Faculty of Economics and
Business began recycling its employees
and students garbage
At Faculty of Economics and
Business, University of Rijeka there are spaces with recycling bins marked with blue, yellow and green color on each floor.
BLUE color - denotes paper and cardboard
YELLOW color - Indicates PET, tetra (plastic
bottles, plastic wrappers, carton) and metal
GREEN color - Indicates other types of waste
is the process of collecting discarded products, sorting and turning them into
new materials to make new products of similar or the same purpose. Recycling includes
everything that can be used again, without being discarded.
"recycling" comes from words: RE+CYCLE. Circling again.
recycle 90% of the waste. There are a lot of products made of materials and raw
materials that can be recycled, for example products made of plastic, metal,
paper, cardboard, glass... Some raw
materials, materials or products are not biodegradable and cannot be recycled, so
bio replacements need to be found for them.
have extra clothes in our closet or a pair of shoes we don't want to wear
anymore, we can give them away. Giving things away, the items we no longer need
is also a form of recycling, a much more humane and more meaningful procedure
than throwing unnecessary things and/or products away.
excellent example, and also the oldest form of recycling is compost. Composting
of waste is a procedure that implies decomposition of bio waste, which is
produced by carbon dioxide, water, warmth and compost, as the final product, in
just a few months. The compost feeds the plants, ensures soil aeration, holds
the water and positively influences root development.
Guide to Household recycling
A series of
procedures that will help you contribute to reducing waste in your home:
Reduce consumption and waste production
buy the things you really need, think carefully before every purchase; do you
really need all the things you want to buy
reusable linen bags and containers when you go shopping or traveling
select products that come in returnable or
items that are individually packaged, for ready-made food bring your own
containers to avoid the use of disposable plastic
Avoid bottled water, because it's more
expensive and because its consumption generates large amounts of plastic waste
your water to work, school, daycare or a picnic in your own reusable bottles.
The water is healthier if you keep it in a glass or aluminum bottle, and such
bottles can be permanently used
the amount of scrap paper by printing on both sides of the paper
give away the things you don't want, instead
of throwing them away
your mailbox if you do not want to receive unwanted mail like flyers, that way
we reduce the amount of scrap paper
Buy non-toxic products and multi cleaning products
to reduce the amount of hazardous waste and reduce environmental pollution.
When you know which items you can recycle:
a convenient place in your home or backyard where you can put separate waste
your home, you can arrange the waste bins in the kitchen cabinets or next to
them so they will always be at your fingertips
area on the balcony or terrace is also
suitable for storing waste bins
you can see more possible solutions on how to organize the separation of waste
in the house or apartment: On the balcony, in the kitchen, in the elements...
make sure you encourage everyone in your
household to think of a way they can reuse or recycle before they decide to
throw it away
Recycle at home
waste bins can be found on almost every street in the city of Rijeka.
that can help you to separate and recycle your waste:
items must be washed before you can put them away for recycling, like glass
bottles or containers for example, which is why you should wash them out before
you put them in a bin. You can sometimes use the water you used to wash dishes
or wash vegetables for your lunch.
In your home, keep separate bins for plastic,
paper or glass, near a bucket of bio or mixed waste, so you can take it out and
recycle at the same time.
You can make waste separation and recycling
your weekly routine. When you go to the store, you can throw the waste in the
correct bins on the street.