Below is a glossary GreenPosting has put together.
RRecycle 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
Recycling is the process of reclaiming materials from used products or materials from their manufacturing and using them in the manufacturing of new products. It is different from Reuse, where products are not destroyed and remanufactured but cleaned and repaired to be used again, also known as remanufacturing. Another strategy to use resources more efficiently includes reducing the use of materials needed for product and process manufacturing, also known as dematerialization.
Many products are now marked with a variety of recycling symbols meant to help consumers and waste managers in separating recycled products and materials. Not all materials and products can be recycled, however. Those designed for disassembly or made from one material are the easiest. Even when used materials and products are recycled, often there is no economically viable market for these materials and they are either disposed of with other waste or stored in warehouses for future uses.
Recycled Content 1Greenopia.com glossary Retrieved 4/11/08
The amount of pre- and post-consumer recovered material introduced as a feed stock in a material production process, usually expressed as a percentage (e.g., 30% post-consumer content). Reduce 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
One of the most sustainable strategies is simply to reduce the amount of energy and materials we use and, thus, are required to be manufactured. This reduction has an exponential effect as it further reduces packaging, recycling, transportation, cleaning, disposal, and a host of other costs.Reiki ("RAY-kee") 4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
A Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy. Reiki is based on the belief that when spiritual energy is channeled through a reiki practitioner, the patient's spirit is healed, which in turn heals the physical body.Remanufacturing 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
The process of cleaning and repairing used products and parts to be used again for replacements.Renewable 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
Any material or energy that can be replenished in full without loss or degradation in quality.Reuse 3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
Often, the most sustainable option is to reuse materials and objects already manufactured, either for their original or new purposes, rather than recycle them into other products. This decreases further energy and materials use in recreating them into a new form.Rotational Grazing 2Introduction to Sustainability: Sustainable Dictionary "sustainable table" Retrieved 4/11/08
The practice of moving animals between two paddocks, so that each paddock undergoes a short grazing period followed by a longer rest period. The practice protects pastures from overgrazing and reduces soil erosion.Runoff 2Introduction to Sustainability: Sustainable Dictionary "sustainable table" Retrieved 4/11/08
Water from precipitation or irrigation that flows over the ground and into bodies of water. It can contribute to soil erosion and carry harmful pollutants.