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English definition of “recycling”

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 .
(Definition of recycling noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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