1) A resource recovery method involving the collection and treatment of a waste product for use as raw material in the manufacture of the same or a similar product. (Source: GEMET/LANDY); 2) reuse of material: Any re-utilization of products or components, in original form, such as when used glass bottles are sterilized and refilled for resale. (Source: GEMET/TOE) ; 3) Ship dismantling, also commonly referred to as ship 'recycling'. As the term ship 'recycling' implies, value is derived from the materials and equipment comprising end-of-life ships: the scrap steel is melted down and is commonly used in the construction industries of ship recycling countries, and equipment (engines, mechanical parts or furniture) is refurbished and re-used in other industries. (Source: BASEL Convention)
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