Glossary:Recycling of waste
Recycling of waste is defined in the Waste Framework Directive as any recovery operation by which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances whether for the original or other purposes.
It includes the reprocessing of organic material but does not include energy recovery and the reprocessing into materials that are to be used as fuels or for backfilling operations.
Recycling can be split into the subcategories 'Material recycling' and the organic recycling 'Recycling - composting and digestion'. The latter is only possible for separately collected organic waste.
- Waste Framework Directive:
- Directive 2008/98/EC of 19 November 2008 on waste, Article 3 (17)
- Waste specific Directives: