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- adj. Able to be recycled.
- n. An object that can be recycled, such as a soda can.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being used again
Sorry, no etymologies found.
After experiencing a decline in recyclable materials, the city of Bristol, Connecticut, have decided to randomly pick through citizens garbage to ensure they are not throwing away recyclables with ordinary trash: In an effort to ensure full participation in recycling, which is mandated by state law and by city ordinance, the Public Works Department will randomly audit the contents of rubbish barrels to ensure that recyclable materials are not being disposed of with rubbish.
They raised prices to rob the poor - and somehow took all the customers away from the traditional, cheaper shops, where food was presented in recyclable brown paper bags.
That's a fair question to ask, since we consumers are constantly being reassured that a product is "green" or "greener" because it is "recyclable" -- even when, in reality, the product is barely being recycled at all.
The stuff, called Thermo Poly Rock, is waterproof, fire-retardant and rot-proof — which is good for houses — as well as insulating and recyclable, which is good for the environment.
We've even heard about this so-called recyclable vehicle.
Sprint Nextel calls recyclable Reclaim phone a success
COMPLETE COVERAGEIt's an app world, and it could swallow all computingApp developers gear up for iPadBrightcove adds HTML5 for Apple iPad videoFlash contends with exclusion from iPhone, iPad, TouchApple to charge $107 for iPad battery replacementIs Apple's "recyclable" iPad really green?
Our environment -- not to mention tax payers, who foot the bill for landfill costs -- benefit enormously when any kind of recyclable materials are diverted from the trash.
Ampac and Park City refer to the packaging as "recyclable" and environmentally friendly saying both its reduction of waste and of resources used in production are its primary benefits.
Now if someone can do a retrospective on the seventie's exploitation film MARK OF THE DEVIL along with a handy "recyclable" barf bag, that would be nice to see on the cover.
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