Recycling is a process by which we as a human society can better take into account what it is that we consume and what we leave behind as waste. By recycling our waste, we can affect save money, reduce our energy use, and preserve our environment.
How Wikipedia around the World defines Recycling (add your language)
English: Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.
Spanish: Recycling is the transformation of forms and shapes of the everyday objects of cardboard, paper, tin, glass, some plastics and organic waste into basic materials that the manufacturing industry can use again.
German: Recycling means the process of transforming refuse into secondary raw materials.