Definitions and Terminology

Ernst Worrell*, Markus A. Reuter

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recycling is not a goal in itself, but rather an essential tool to better manage natural resources. Recycling needs to be understood within the context of resource efficiency, and not stand alone. In this chapter recycling is placed in context. The chapter also defines key terminology used when discussing and analyzing recycling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Recycling
Subtitle of host publicationState-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123965066
ISBN (Print)9780123964595
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Material centric
  • Material efficiency
  • Product centric
  • Recycling definitions
  • Recycling rate


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