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recycling

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/
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 centreB2 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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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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