Meaning of “recycled” in the English Dictionary

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"recycled" in British English

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recycledadjective

uk /ˌriːˈsaɪ.kəld/ us /ˌriːˈsaɪ.kəld/

B1 having been used before and then put through a process so that it can form a new product:

This newspaper is made of recycled paper.

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  • The amount of recycled glass used in manufacture doubled in five years.
  • Offices can easily become more environmentally-friendly by, for example, using recycled paper.
  • These organic olives are packaged in recycled glass containers.
  • This card is printed on recycled paper .
  • We try to use recycled cartridges wherever possible.

(Definition of “recycled” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recycled" in Business English

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recycledadjective

uk /ˌriːˈsaɪkld/ us ENVIRONMENT

recycled materials or products have been treated using a special industrial process so that they can be used again:

Stores and manufacturers are redesigning their packaging to include more recycled content.
Authors of various reports have recommended the use of recycled water as a weapon in the fight against climate change.
recycled materials/goods
recycled paper/plastic/glass

(Definition of “recycled” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)