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How can one write "Please Recycle" in the context of an office paper room? I have tried: 请回收利用 but my friend says this is only for recycling batteries.

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Just for curiosity, does "Please Recycle" mean to encourage people to reuse some paper for printing? – lgylym Jul 2 '14 at 15:53
Please Recycle is used in the United States as a message to reduce landfill waste by placing items marked as "recyclable" into specific "recycling bins" with the intent of it's resource components being reused. (Plastic, tin, metal, concrete, asphalt, paper, cooking oil, etc) – Gabriel Fair Jul 15 '14 at 23:23
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I think 請回收利用/请回收利用 can apply to lots of stuff as well, for example, plastic bottles, tins, cans, glass and so on.

If you really want to be specific about recycling paper, you can try

請回收廢紙/请回收废纸 = Please recycle used/unwanted paper


請回收紙張/请回收纸张 = Please recycle paper

Note that the above Chinese examples are written in Traditional/Simplified.

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请回收利用 is fine. It's not limited to battery recycling.

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请再循环使用 Please kindly recycle and reuse

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