By definition, it involves a collection, sorting and treatment procedure that allows materials that were composed of a similar product reaching the end of its life cycle to be reintroduced into the production cycle.
Recycling has two major ecological consequences:
- The reduction of the volume of waste and therefore the pollution it causes.
- The protection of natural resources, the recycled material replacing the one we should have extracted.
Waste that cannot be re-used, repaired or re-employed is manually sorted by grade then conditioned according to standards in force.
These goods are then sent to foundries to be re-treated and become new products in a recycled material.
This recycling process is obviously a lot less energy-consuming than manufacturing from extracted natural resources.