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/ rē-sīklĭng /

  1. The collection and often reprocessing of discarded materials for reuse. Recycled materials include those used in manufacturing processes and those used in consumer products. The recycled material is often degraded somewhat by use or processing and therefore must be converted to another purpose. For example, the processing of recycled newspaper and other paper wastes usually shortens their fibers, and the material cannot be used to make high-grade paper. Instead, it can be reprocessed to make cardboard or insulation. Recycling helps reduce pollution, prolong the usefulness of landfills, and conserve natural resources.

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The system could operate on a closed loop, recycling its water and harnessing the power of the sun.

Thought Kate Middleton was the reigning queen of recycling royals?

And yet his Putin cheerleading increasingly crosses the line into denial or outright recycling of Kremlin propaganda.

Pretty much everyone else is recycling their old plot points, too.

Through this perpetual recycling of history, nothing new can be created.

He told them about Dunnan's heavy purchases of air-and-water recycling equipment and carniculture and hydroponic material.

There was also trouble with the air-and-water recycling system.