Definition of precycling in English:


Line breaks: pre|cyc¦ling
Pronunciation: /priːˈsʌɪk(ə)lɪŋ/


[mass noun]
  • 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
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    • It's not just about how you dispose of products and packaging anymore: it's about being conscious about products you buy in the first place. That's the idea behind precycling.
    • Precycling represents the stage before recycling and, unlike recycling, it expends little energy.
    • FPA makes the distinction between recycling and "pre-cycling" - reusing an existing packaging versus using less material at the source.

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