Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being recycled.
  • noun An item or material that can be recycled.

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  • adjective Able to be recycled.
  • noun An object that can be recycled, such as a soda can.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being used again

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Examples

  • 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.

    All Your Recyclables Are Belong To Us

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2005-12-04

  • 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.

    Monbiot -"It's better to shoplift than to run a supermarket"

  • 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.

    Diane MacEachern: How to Increase Plastic Bottle Recycling

  • 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.

    Affresol Makes Homes Out of Recycled Plastic | Inhabitat

  • We've even heard about this so-called recyclable vehicle.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2006

  • Sprint Nextel calls recyclable Reclaim phone a success

    WN.com - Business News

  • Sprint Nextel calls recyclable Reclaim phone a success

    WN.com - Business News

  • 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?

    Verdict is in on Apple iPad: It's a winner

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