Definition of 'recycle'
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In my family we used to simply recycle unwanted gifts. The Sun (2016)You have to buy assets that you can recycle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As an artist, she collects anything that can be recycled as sculpture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We'll just unfold it and pop it in the recycling bin. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Councils are themselves partly to blame: by raising charges at recycling centres and cutting the opening hours they encourage the vandals. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Waste companies said they were issuing more notices to households that their recycling bin could not be collected because it contained items that could not be recycled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are building more recycling plants, making Sharjah a hub for recycling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A much-needed injection of fun from the man who once added a chimney that blows smoke rings to a recycling plant. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some of Britain's biggest coffee shop chains have signed up to a scheme to boost recycling of takeaway cups. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Then he put the empty carton in the correct recycling box as if he lived there. The Sun (2010)The green theme means they will also have a herb garden and recycling bin. The Sun (2008)Then beg a few wire freezer baskets at your recycling centre. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Will the items you choose scupper your recycling system? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yard waste can be recycled by composting. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The plastic panels can then be recycled easily. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)This prompted a lot of calls for stricter home recycling schemes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Just dig it out of the recycling bin and glue it to the fridge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My recycling centre allowed me to take only two bags per week. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The recycling box has a home and parcels can be left by the postman when we are out. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Empty beer cans are piled high in green plastic recycling boxes on a garden wall behind the property. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We're constantly looking for old cars that we can recycle and use again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The company secured a 17m funding package to build a plastics recycling plant this year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But on Monday new laws will force shops to provide facilities for recycling used cells. The Sun (2010)Do not use the air intake for ventilation; use instead the recycle device if you have one. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)Nearly 85 per cent have recycling measures in place and just under half are sourcing sustainable or ethical products. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They shoved again and recycled. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It recycles 40 per cent now. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has already recycled 125,000 tonnes of IT equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'recycle'
British English: recycle /riːˈsaɪkl/ VERB
If you recycle things that have already been used, such as bottles or sheets of paper, you do things to them so that they can be used again.
The objective would be to recycle 98 per cent of domestic waste.
- American English: recycle
- Arabic: يُعْيدُ اِسْتِخْدام
- Brazilian Portuguese: reciclar
- Chinese: 循环再用
- Croatian: reciklirati
- Czech: recyklovat
- Danish: genbruge
- Dutch: recyclen
- European Spanish: reciclar
- Finnish: kierrättää
- French: recycler
- German: wiederverwerten
- Greek: ανακυκλώνω
- Italian: riciclare
- Japanese: 再生利用する
- Korean: 재활용하다
- Norwegian: resirkulere
- Polish: zawrócić do obiegu
- European Portuguese: reciclar
- Romanian: a recicla
- Russian: повторно использовать
- Spanish: reciclar
- Swedish: återvinna
- Thai: นำกลับมาใช้อีก
- Turkish: geri dönüştürmek
- Ukrainian: повторно використовувати
- Vietnamese: tái chế
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