Definitions

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

  • noun The activity or process of extracting and reusing useful substances found in waste.
  • noun Materials that have been set apart from refuse so that they can be recycled.

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  • noun The practice of sorting and collecting waste materials for new use.
  • noun uncountable Those materials culled for recycling.
  • verb Present participle of recycle.

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  • noun the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products

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  • My adjectival use: 'The council provides recycling bags.'

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