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recyclingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/  us   /ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/
B1 the ​process of ​collecting and ​changingoldpaper, ​glass, ​plastic, etc. so that it can be used again: ways to ​encourage recycling a recycling ​centre
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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"recycling" in Business English

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recyclingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈsaɪklɪŋ/
ENVIRONMENT the ​activity of ​treatingmaterials or ​products using a ​specialindustrialprocess so that they can be used again: Investment in the ​areas of alternative ​energy, ​pollution, and recycling has ​risensharply. Much of our ​waste is ​sent to India and China for recycling.recycling of sth Recycling of ​rawmaterials and ​energyresourcesreduces the ​cost of ​production. Germany and Scandinavia are ​worldleaders 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 ​oilwealth from Middle East ​producers can have an ​adverseeffect on ​globalfinancialmarkets.
(Definition of recycling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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