Definition of precycling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēˈsīkliNG/


The practice of seeking to reduce consumer waste by buying unpackaged, reusable, or recyclable products, using one’s own bags, etc. precycling aims to get people to think about packaging and products before making their purchases
More example sentences
  • New York's State Department of Environmental Conservation offers a number of online educational and information publications on waste reduction, addressing topics including precycling, reuse, and composting.
  • FPA makes the distinction between recycling and "pre-cycling" - reusing an existing packaging versus using less material at the source.
  • In addition to reusing waste, adopting a policy of "pre-cycling" - that is, reducing waste generation altogether - can help any frame shop save money.

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Syllabification: pre·cy·cling

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