Paper accounts for around 26% of total waste at landfills. Paper production causes deforestation, uses enormous amounts of energy and water, and contributes to air pollution and waste problems.
Glass waste is primarily in the form of containers such as beer and soft drink bottles; wine and liquor bottles; and bottles and jars for food, cosmetics and other products.
Wood waste is the portion of the waste stream that can include discarded wood products, whole trees, stumps, or pruned branches generated during street and park maintenance. ... Thus, the vast majority of wood waste is generated in the state's large urban centers.
Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials. Unlike waste, scrap has monetary value, especially recovered metals, and non-metallic materials are also recovered for recycling.
Hazardous waste recycling regulations to promote the reuse and reclamation of useful materials in a manner that is safe and protective of human health and the environment.
Plastic waste, or plastic pollution, is 'the accumulation of plastic objects (e.g.: plastic bottles and much more) in the Earth's environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans.