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The term is used to describe a series of activities that include collecting, sorting and processing recyclables (that would otherwise considered wastes) into raw materials (such as fibres and metals) and manufacturing the raw materials into new products.

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Recycling Organic Materials to Improve Your Florida-Friendly Edible Landscape

EP599/ENH1335 by Terra Freeman, Tiare Silvasy, Lynn Barber, Tom Wichman, Esen Momol, Tina McIntyre, Jacqlyn Rivas, and Jen MarvinFebruary 17th, 2021This publication is intended to educate homeowners on environmentally friendly ways to enhance soil fertility for vegetables, herbs, and fruits in the home landscape. It discusses strategies for recycling nutrients in place or via composting systems to create productive edible landscapes with less waste. Adopting these methods into your landscape maintenance routine will build organic matter and add nutrients to the soil naturally.

Use of Recycled Potting Medium for Containerized Production of Squash

HS1404/HS1404 by Marie Dorval, Riphine Mainviel, Vincent Michael, Yuqing Fu, Bala Rathinasabapathi, and Geoffrey MeruJanuary 15th, 2021

What is oyster shell recycling?

SS703/SL490by Ana Zangroniz, Marian Azeem-Angel, Katie Heiden, Heather Donnelly, and Ashley R. SmythJuly 16th, 2021This new 7-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Soil and Water Sciences is intended to serve Natural Resources or Florida Sea Grant Extension agents, as well as local partners considering establishing a local oyster shell recycling program or local restaurants interested in learning more about oyster shell recycling, and shares lessons learned from starting a program in Miami-Dade County. Written by Ana Zangroniz, Marian Azeem-Angel, Katie Heiden, Heather Donnelly, and Ashley R. Smyth.

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Sustainable Development Goals And One Health: SDG 12

Alejandro SanchezFebruary 17th, 2023Sustainable Development Goal 12 focuses on production and consumption patterns, aiming to promote sustainability in both. Sustainable production and consumption of everything needed for human life is strongly correlated with the health of animals, plants, and the environment since it covers most of the human behaviors that endanger and degrade them. For example, Target 12.2 […]

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