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English translation: recovery/recycling

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German term or phrase:Verwertung/Recycling
English translation:recovery/recycling
Entered by: Jon Fedler
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14:33 Oct 18, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology
German term or phrase: Verwertung/Recycling
How can I (if indeed I need to) dfferentiate between "Recycling" and "Verwertung" in the passage below (auto industry specification):

"Um in Zukunft die vom Gesetzgeber (EU-Richtlinie 2000/53/EG) geforderten Recycling- und Verwertungsquoten" von 85 bis 95 Gewichtsprozent bezogen auf das Fahrzeugleergewicht nachweisen zu können, müssen Recycling- und Verwertungskonzepte erstellt werden......"
Jon Fedler
Local time: 13:20
recovery/recycling
Explanation:
EU Directive 2000/53/EEC-Recycling targets, 85% recyclability/ 95% recoverability

http://www.mdsystem.com/html/data/gmd-imds-general-2.0.pdf

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correlated with the relevant recycling/recovery or disposal process used, e.g. combustion. ... EU: 2000/53/EEC (ELV). in electrical and electronic equipment ...
www.kentec.net/pdf/leadless/umw_Inhaltsstoff_e.pdf - Similar pages




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Note added at 25 mins (2007-10-18 14:58:54 GMT)
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klassische Abfallhierarchie = Classic waste management hierarchy
Vermeidung = Avoidance
Verwertung = Recovery
Beseitigung (Deponierung) = Disposal (landfill)
Abfallhierarchie nach Ziel 2020 = Waste management hierarchy under 2020 objective

http://www.bmu.de/files/pdfs/allgemein/application/pdf/beric...


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Note added at 13 hrs (2007-10-19 04:23:07 GMT) Post-grading
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Hi Jonathan - here's something that might help explain the difference. Recyclying appears to be a subset of recovery.

Recovery: a generic term encompassing the re-employment, reuse, recycling or regeneration of waste. Among the various types of energy recovery are:
waste-to-energy recovery: recovery of calories contained in incinerated waste, allowing thermal or electric energy production;
physical recovery: waste treatment enabling reuse, re-employment,or recycling (e.g. waste originating from selective collection and recycling, bottom ash used for roadbeds);
biological recovery: an organic waste processing technique using composting or methanization techniques.
Recycling: the direct re-introduction of a waste type into the production cycle from which it originates as a total or partial replacement for new material.

http://www.suez.com/en/activites/environment/glossary/glossa...
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 05:20
Grading comment
Spot on. Thanks Kim. Do you perhaps have a source that defines the differences in laymen's terms?

Jon
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3 +12recovery/recycling
Kim Metzger


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +12
recovery/recycling


Explanation:
EU Directive 2000/53/EEC-Recycling targets, 85% recyclability/ 95% recoverability

http://www.mdsystem.com/html/data/gmd-imds-general-2.0.pdf

[PDF] Environment InformationFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
correlated with the relevant recycling/recovery or disposal process used, e.g. combustion. ... EU: 2000/53/EEC (ELV). in electrical and electronic equipment ...
www.kentec.net/pdf/leadless/umw_Inhaltsstoff_e.pdf - Similar pages




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Note added at 25 mins (2007-10-18 14:58:54 GMT)
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klassische Abfallhierarchie = Classic waste management hierarchy
Vermeidung = Avoidance
Verwertung = Recovery
Beseitigung (Deponierung) = Disposal (landfill)
Abfallhierarchie nach Ziel 2020 = Waste management hierarchy under 2020 objective

http://www.bmu.de/files/pdfs/allgemein/application/pdf/beric...


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Note added at 13 hrs (2007-10-19 04:23:07 GMT) Post-grading
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Hi Jonathan - here's something that might help explain the difference. Recyclying appears to be a subset of recovery.

Recovery: a generic term encompassing the re-employment, reuse, recycling or regeneration of waste. Among the various types of energy recovery are:
waste-to-energy recovery: recovery of calories contained in incinerated waste, allowing thermal or electric energy production;
physical recovery: waste treatment enabling reuse, re-employment,or recycling (e.g. waste originating from selective collection and recycling, bottom ash used for roadbeds);
biological recovery: an organic waste processing technique using composting or methanization techniques.
Recycling: the direct re-introduction of a waste type into the production cycle from which it originates as a total or partial replacement for new material.

http://www.suez.com/en/activites/environment/glossary/glossa...


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 05:20
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 162
Grading comment
Spot on. Thanks Kim. Do you perhaps have a source that defines the differences in laymen's terms?

Jon
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Kim. What it seems to me to boil down to in simple English (and correct me if I'm mistaken) is that recycling involves a restoration of a material to whatever it was previously, a good example being glass. By contrast, recovery seems to be any recovery process where the end object is different from the original/source object, or where only some of the constituent elements of the recycled item are used. I would welcome your and other Proz. participant's comments/refinements on this 'elucidation'. Regards and have a nice weekend all of you! Jon (Yoni) Fedler


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Claire Cox
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agree  David Hollywood
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agree  Damian Harrison
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agree  Jane Luther: see: http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/Notice.do?mode=dbl&lang=en&... for a bilingual display of the Directive which might help, too
25 mins

agree  EdithK
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agree  Steffen Walter
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agree  Rebecca Garber
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agree  Julia Lipeles
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agree  Ingeborg Gowans
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agree  Cilian O'Tuama
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agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
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agree  Assem Mazloum:
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