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  • Mater-bi

    Eco-friendly material made of natural fibre extracted from cornstarch that has biodegradable properties.

     
  • Micro-organisms

    Organisms or animals visible only under the microscope. They are at the base of the food chain and play the important role of decomposing scrap substances in materials that the earth can absorb.

     
  • Mineral oils

    Hydrocarbons found in nature in the liquid state or obtained from mineral substances (asphalts, bituminous substances, carbons, etc.).

     
  • Mobile container

    Large metal bin (from 15 to 20 m3) used for large industrial users.

     
  • Monomer

    Minimum part of the fundamental unit, polymer.

     
  • Multi-material

    Particular type of separate waste collection carried out using a bin designed to collect different materials (plastic packaging, cellulose-based packaging, textiles and small pieces of wood).

     
  • Multi-material waste fraction

    Type of waste division. It is made up of plastic, paper, wood and textiles.

     
  • Municipal Solid Waste

    Household waste produced daily.

     
 
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