The prototypes are built from a recyclable flat foam-rubber called ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA).
China has stopped taking thousands of tons of recyclable trash from the U.S., which could mean huge garbage back-ups for cities.
1971, from recycle + -able. As a noun, by 1973. Related: Recyclables.
1922, originally of industrial processes; see re- + cycle (v.). Specifically of waste material from 1960. Related: Recycled; recycling.