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recycle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Environment & waste
recyclere‧cy‧cle /ˌriːˈsaɪkəl/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 SGE[intransitive, transitive] to put used objects or materials through a special process so that they can be used again 🔊 We take all our bottles to be recycled. 🔊 packaging made of recycled paper2 [transitive] to use something such as an idea, writing etc again instead of developing something new 🔊 The fashion world just keeps recycling old ideas.
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recycleWe will improve recycling and waste-disposal systems.We welcome the emphasis on recycling coastal land for appropriate coastal uses.Plastic bottles can be recycled into clothing.A new state law says they have to figure out a way to recycle it.It then bought the trash recycling plant from its private owner.The same can not be said for the San Marcos recycling plant, which could be considered more of a liability.New techniques for recycling plastics are being introduced.Throughout their monthlong stay, they relied or mechanical and chemical processes to recycle their air and water.recycled paperOn average, paper bags contain 35 percent recycled paper.The company's main business is in sheet fed offset and it is at the forefront of printing on recycled paper.This book is printed on recycled paper.In the meantime, let recycled papers be conserved for the many purposes they are more fit for.So the attractive stationery printed on recycled paper is likely to be even more popular.Buy products made with recycled paper or plastic, such as bin liners, toilet tissue or kitchen paper.Moreover, methods now permit recycled paper to have the same aesthetic appeal as virgin pulp.Stoddard have also introduced a policy of using recycled paper whenever possible for their administrative and stationery requirements.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrecyclere‧cy‧cle /ˌriːˈsaɪkəl/ verb [intransitive, transitive] to put used objects or materials through a special process, so that they can be used againWe recycle all our cans and bottles.Environmentalists have attacked the material because it doesn’t recycle as well as steel.recyclable adjectiverecyclable materialsrecycled adjectiverecycled paperrecycling noun [uncountable]a metals recycling plant→ See Verb table
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Verb table
recycle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrecycle
he, she, itrecycles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrecycled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave recycled
he, she, ithas recycled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad recycled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill recycle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have recycled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam recycling
he, she, itis recycling
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you, we, theyare recycling
Past
I, he, she, itwas recycling
you, we, theywere recycling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been recycling
he, she, ithas been recycling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been recycling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be recycling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been recycling
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