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recycling

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌriːˈsaɪklɪŋ/
ENVIRONMENT the activity of treating materials or products using a special industrial process so that they can be used again: Investment in the areas of alternative energy, pollution, and recycling has risen sharply. Much of our waste is sent to India and China for recycling.recycling of sth Recycling of raw materials and energy resources reduces the cost of production. Germany and Scandinavia are world leaders in terms of recycling technologies. a recycling business/company/industry recycling centers/plants/facilities a recycling program/scheme/system waste/plastic/metal recycling
the use of money for a different purpose from the one it as originally intended for: The recycling of oil wealth from Middle East producers can have an adverse effect on global financial markets.
Translations of “recycling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 回收利用, 再利用…
in Russian переработка, повторное использование…
in Turkish yeniden kazanma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回收利用, 再利用…
in Polish utylizacja, recycling…
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