Recycling Initiatives at Bee’ah
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Swift industrialization, rapid population growth, and increased consumption haveadverse impact on environment (Pal, 2015). It is attributed to the increased amount of waste. Recently, scientific attention has been paid to the problem of recycling. Experts suggest that the implementation of recycling technologies is associated with positive environmental implications (Kumbhar et al, 2013), as well as economic and societal benefits (Subodh et al., 2010; Pereira, 2011). Currently, there are many opportunities for the emergence and widespread of recycling technologies. For many years, Bee’ah has been seeking environmental excellence in Saudi Arabia, and now it has extensive experience that can be adopted across the globe. Moreover the company has ambitious recycling projects to be adopted by the year 2020. The assessment of these projects provides insights into the future development of recycling technologies.This literature review sets itself three major objectives. The first aim is to define recycling and to identify its impact on environmental, economic, and societal evolution of developing and industrialized nations. The second objective is to identify the existing recycling technologies and the ones to be adopted in the near future. To reach this objective, the review also considers factors facilitating the implementation of recycling technologies as well as barriers to their widespread. The final aim is to consider the experience of Bee’ah as a pioneer in recycling industry and to assess its existing recycling initiatives and the ones to be implemented by the year 2020.
Recently, recycling has become a widely studied issue. General information about recycling is found in Handbook of Recycling by Worrell & Reuter (2014).
The book is comprised of three parts essential for understanding the mechanism of recycling, its achievements, and further development – Recycling in Context, Recycling – Application & Technology, and Strategy and Policy. The book also includes appendices that help to understand the major processes related to recycling, for example physical separation and thermodynamics.
A more detailed discussion of recycling mechanisms and processes is found in Management, Recycling and Reuse of Waste Composites edited by Goodship (2010).
The book expands understanding of technologies for recycling waste composites, and suggests a substantiate analysis of thermal and mechanical approaches to waste management. The analysis of approaches is elaborated in case studies making an important part of the book. Forecasts about the future development of recycling technologies are based on the assessment of the existing approaches to sustainable development of composites and the analysis of performance improvement paths.
A very comprehensive assessment of the existing recycling technologies is found in The Complete Book on Waste Treatment Technologies (Industrial, Biomedical, Water, Electronic, Municipal, Household/Kitchen, Farm Animal, Dairy, Poultry, Meat, Fish & Sea Food Industry Waste) by Pal (2015).
The author suggests a well-elaborated context for the discussion of recycling technologies, including swift population growth, industrialization, and increased consumption. He also analyses …