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English definition of “recycling”

recycling

noun [U] uk   /ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ us  
B1 the process of collecting and changing old paper, glass, plastic, etc. so that it can be used again: ways to encourage recycling a recycling centreEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsPreserving and savingDefending and protecting B2 materials such as paper, glass, and plastic that you collect to be recycled: We put out our recycling for pickup on Tuesdays. Put this bottle with the recycling.
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