Glossary
Recycling
Minimizing waste generation by recovering and reprocessing usable products that might otherwise become waste (.i.e. recycling of aluminum cans, paper, and bottles, etc.).

Sustainable development
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Brundtland Report, 1987.

Sustainable materials
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Waste recovery
A generic term that covers "material" recycling (re-use, waste recycling) and energy recovery (incineration of waste with recover of energy in the form of electricity of heat)