2 weeks ago

Letter from the Editor: Is Scrap a Bad Word?

In the recycling industry, every word we use makes a significant impact on how those outside of the industry perceive and approach recycling. One term that often comes under scrutiny is “scrap.” While it accurately refers to discarded materials, its connotations don’t necessarily align with the value these materials hold in the context of recycling. The word “scrap” often conjures images of something useless or of little value, contributing to a negative perception of recycled materials. In reality, these materials are valuable resources waiting to be transformed into something new through recycling. This is where the power of language comes into play.  …

Source: Recycling Product News

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