infinity recycling noun [U]
UK /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.ti.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/ US /ɪnˈfɪn.ə.t̬i.ˌriːˈsaɪ.klɪŋ/
a way of recycling plastic that never reduces its quality, which means it can be recycled an unlimited number of times
Through infinity recycling we are able to fully regenerate plastic waste, making recycled plastic identical to virgin. This is the first time that certified recycled plastic coming from this technology has been used in premium beauty packaging and is opening a future where plastic can be infinitely recycled without losing its quality, hence the name.
[renskincare.com, 7 February 2020]
forever chemical noun [C]
UK /fəˈre.və.ˈkem.ɪ.kᵊl/ US /ˈfɔːˈrev.ɚ.ˈkem.ɪ.kᵊl/
one of a group of chemicals that do not break down in the environment or in the human body
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 5,000 fluorinated compounds whose nickname as “forever chemicals” comes because they don’t naturally break down and there is no known way to destroy them. The ubiquitous compounds are used to make products water- and stain-resistant.
[theguardian.com, 3 February 2020]
eco-guard noun [C]
UK /ˌiː.kəʊ.gɑːd/ US /ˌiː.koʊ.gɑːrd/
someone whose job is to protect wild animals, especially those that are endangered
His experience in the forest makes him particularly well-suited to the work given his knowledge of the terrain and endurance for long patrols. He enjoys being an eco-guard, saying that it has given him a good understanding of the environment and why it is important to keep animals alive rather than killing them for money.
[www.awf.org, 23 May 2019]