In most poor or developing countries, due to the scarcity of resources, waste material is rarely thrown away. It is recycled, and the local scrap dealer will pay the person some money depending on the resale value of the goods.
On the other hand, people in developed countries often have to pay the recyclers or local municipal authorities money to dispose of their unwanted goods. To simplify the disposal of waste, families are expected to segregate the waste into the following categories:
1. Organic household waste which decomposes quickly
2. Recyclable material which is further divided into:
a. Paper: newspaper, fine paper, boxboard, corrugated, etc.
b. Metal: tinned steel cans, aluminum cans, foil, etc.
c. Plastics:PP, PVC, HDPE, LDPE
d. Glass: bottles, jars, etc.
Some companies take back the packaging they send with the goods. A fine may be imposed if the waste material is not properly segregated