Definition: Recycling (of waste)
Recycling is defined as any reprocessing of material in a production process that diverts it from the waste stream, except reuse as fuel. Both reprocessing as the same type of product, and for different purposes should be included. Direct recycling within industrial plants at the place of generation should be excluded.
Joint OECD/Eurostat Questionnaire 2002 on the State of the Environment, section on Waste