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Where to throw the ceramic: the instructions to perform a good separate collection and understand where the pieces of ceramic, crystal and porcelain are thrown.
Thereceramicit is an inorganic, non-metallic material which, after the cooking phase, takes on a rigid consistency. At home we have various ceramic objects: from crockery to furnishing accessories. Not only that, but also tiles, tiles, coverings, jewelry… in short, the ceramic it is a widely used material. So, when a ceramic object breaks, where does it go?
Ceramics: where it goes
Italy is a leader in the international trade of ceramics. In Southern Italy the ceramics of the Salerno municipality of Vietri Sul Mare are famous. In the north, the ceramics of Lodi have made history, with the factories of Coppellotti, Rossetti and Ferreti. Italians appreciate ceramics very much but this material, like all the others, is destined to reach the end of its life cycle.
The appearance and texture make you reconnect the ceramicand porcelain to glass, however, ceramics and porcelain should not be thrown into the glass bowl. Then where ceramic is thrown away?
Ceramics, as well as porcelain, must be thrown into the unsorted bin.
Where ceramic is thrown
As stated above, the ceramic is thrown into the unsorted bin.
In our homes there are objects ofceramicwhich, according to the processing, take on specific names and characteristics. Let's talk about:
Thereporcelainit is considered the most valuable productionof theceramic, it is used exclusively for ornamental objects or for high quality crockery. Regardless of the type of pottery you needdispose of, know that this will go into the bin of the "undifferentiated dry", that is, in the black envelope.
The disposal of the waste in the black bin of the "undifferentiated dry" is also carried out regardless of the finish (enameled, opaque, glossy, painted with enamel, enameled by immersion or with airbrush ...). Other materials similar to glass should also be thrown into the black bin of the unsorted dry, such as:
- The Pirex
if you have "glass" dishes, know that these are almost certainly in pyrex and not real glass.
- The crystal
if you break the glassware, the shards are thrown into the undifferentiated bucket.
Thereporcelain and ceramicsthey are materials not recyclable, just like diapers and sanitary pads!
And… what if it's bulky?
If theceramicWhat do you wantdispose ofit is bulky, as can be the toilet in your bathroom, the sink, the bidet or the terracotta tiles, know that you will have to go to the nearest ecological island. Each municipality of Italy collects bulky material -also by appointment-,however badly managed administrations are unable to guarantee the bulky waste collection service at home. In this case, it will be your responsibility to load the accessory in the car and deliver it to the ecological island of your relevance.
Recycle ceramic with the Japanese Kintsugi technique
You know you canrecycle the ceramicusing a Japanese technique?
Kintsugi is a Japanese technique that consists of repairing broken objects with precious materials such as gold or silver. In the home you can use a gold-colored glue!
On the market it is easy to find gilded glues, lacquer with gold dust or gold leaves, with whichheal and rejoin the broken pieces.
Not only this Japanese practicerepairthe broken object but also increases its value.
The kintugi technique allows you to obtain precious objects both because a precious metal is used to repair them, and because artistically the object acquires value: each repaired pottery presents a different weave of unique and unrepeatable golden lines due to the randomness with which the ceramic can shatter.
This technique stems from the idea that any imperfection and any break - even the unexpected one like oneshattered ceramic- can not only heal but also lead to improvement.
Don't think this technique is too difficult for you! Before asking youwhere ceramic is thrown away, try to ask yourself if the broken object can transform itself and go through a new life cycle!
In the photo above, a ceramic bowl repaired with the Japanese kintsugi technique, perfect for recovering broken ceramic accessories.
Doubts about separate collection and where to throw waste?
Read the article entitled "where the polystyrene is thrown“.