Waste recycling

Use of waste as raw material or other material. Energy recovery is not recycling even though it is resource recovery. However, ash can be recycled. Reuse of used goods, such as beverage bottles, is not recycling. However, reuse is part of waste management because it prevents generation of waste.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU