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1Convert (waste) into reusable material.‘car hulks were recycled into new steel’‘a call for the recycling of all paper’‘goods made of recycled materials’
reuse, reprocess, convert into something, reclaim, recoverView synonyms
- ‘The Goverment has recently set a target for a massive 30% of general household waste to be recycled.’
- ‘In Europe, 20 nations have implemented legislation to control and recycle packaging waste.’
- ‘A roadshow advising residents how to recycle green waste is to tour Trowbridge and Melksham.’
- ‘Typical of customers is the University of York, which recycles green waste for re-use on flower and shrub beds as mulch, saving costs of disposal and purchase of products.’
- ‘The purpose of the workshop is to show people how to recycle organic waste from the kitchen and garden.’
- ‘These ranged from car sharing and using public transport through to recycling household waste.’
- ‘The public needs to realise the seriousness of the problem and learn how to prevent, minimise, reuse and recycle waste.’
- ‘Recycling centers are ubiquitous, helping Denmark boast that half of its waste is recycled.’
- ‘All waste is recycled, within reason, and even cars can be recharged at power points dotted around the complex.’
- ‘The company recycle all green waste into an excellent garden compost.’
- ‘Approximately 40% of papers coming from domestic waste are currently recycled.’
- ‘At a basic level, it is our moral obligation to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste.’
- ‘It also offers practical advice and information on how to re-use and recycle waste.’
- ‘Residents and businesses in North Wiltshire need to do more to reduce, reuse and recycle waste to ensure that we do not need excessive areas of landfill in the future.’
- ‘Please participate and clean our parish, eliminate dumping and recycle household waste by the proper means.’
- ‘A significant percentage of household waste could be recycled.’
- ‘The iron and steel industry was now able to recycle waste material.’
- ‘In Waterford City, 35 tonnes of packaging waste is recycled each week through the green bin collection.’
- ‘The end product is the same - waste material is recycled to the benefit of the environment.’
- ‘It banned pesticides for urban uses and built a biochemical plant to recycle organic wastes from the city's garbage.’
- 1.1 Return (material) to a previous stage in a cyclic process.
- ‘The liver, one of the more versatile organs, recycles the lactic acid by converting it back to glucose for reuse by the muscles and other organs.’
- ‘This pathway may also be involved in the senescence process where it may be required for recycling nitrogen from proteins.’
- ‘Besides being a superb antioxidant itself, ALA recycles worn-out vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione, and makes them useful again.’
- ‘Biotinidase is the enzyme that recycles the vitamin biotin.’
- ‘Fallen drops may recycle sugars to the soil and thence to trees, or the insects may promote extra photosynthesis in host trees.’
- ‘Lymph vessels recycle the interstitial fluid and return it to the bloodstream in the circulatory system.’
- 1.2 Use again.‘he reserves the right to recycle his own text’
- ‘This, Reynolds tells us somewhat bathetically, was recycled from a rejected text for a French war memorial in 1918.’
- ‘He rarely comes up with any new material, he simply recycles his old stuff.’
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