un·​re·​cy·​cla·​ble | \ ˌən-(ˌ)rē-ˈsī-k(ə-)lə-bəl How to pronounce unrecyclable (audio) \

Definition of unrecyclable

: unable to be recycled : not recyclable unrecyclable waste unrecyclable plastics

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They can’t be washed like EPS, and any food contamination makes them unrecyclable. Camille Harmer, Fortune, "How Banning Plastic Straws Could Make Pollution Even Worse," 12 July 2018 Beginning in mid-April, Boise will phase in a program to send unrecyclable plastics in orange bags to Salt Lake City, where Renewlogy will turn them into diesel. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Boise recyclers, don't worry if you haven't received your orange bags yet. They're coming.," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of unrecyclable

1960, in the meaning defined above

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