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
- 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.
Definition of precycling in:
- The British & World English dictionary