e-cycle

transitive verb e-cy·cle \ ˈē-ˈsī-kəl \

Definition of e-cycle

e-cycled; e-cycling; e-cycles
:to reuse or recycle (electronic equipment or components) especially for the purpose of reducing waste and pollution
  • … many municipalities around the world now mandate that old electronic appliances must be e-cycled.
  • —Paul McFedriesIEEE SpectrumOctober 2008

e-cycling

noun
    • E-cycling is important because many of their complicated components contain hazardous materials like heavy metals, mercury or lead that can seep into the land and contaminate nearby areas if they are dumped in a landfill. Additionally, many electronics can be reused by schools, churches and non-profits, sold for scrap or disassembled for parts in other devices.
    • Marion (Illinois) Daily Republican24 Apr. 2013
  • often used before another noun
    • an e-cycling event/program

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First Known Use of e-cycle

2003


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