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Identifier: South 2-5
Area: Verdant Canyon
Puzzle Type: Main
Previous Puzzle: Lateral Thinking
Next Puzzle: Other Side

Recycling is the fifth main puzzle in the Verdant Canyon area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


When you enter the puzzle, you find yourself on the left side of a two column layout.

  • On the left side is a fan angled at Room 1 on the right. It is currently inactive, and there is a pressure plate next to it. Further along, there is a long strip of gravity surface along the wall vertically, and then some in the ceiling. On that bit on the ceiling, a hexahedron is placed.
  • On the right side, there is a series of three rooms. The first one has a fan angled towards the left area, and a pressure plate next to it. There is a gravshifter available, and another pressure plate that deactivates a blue door leading to the next room.
  • The second room on the right side has a connector in it, a half grill barrier across half the room, and a blue receiver next to the door to the next room.
  • The third room on the right side has a pressure plate that controls access to the progress wheel.


A basic hint:

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Since the name of this puzzle is Recycling, you have to think about how to reuse some equipment for multiple use-cases.

If you're struggling to get started:

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Grab the hexahedron, and then fly in.

If you're running out of equipment on the right side:

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Try to see what is the minimum stuff you can leave on the left, and bring everything else into the right side.

The number of equipment on the left side at the end of the puzzle:

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You have to only leave one piece of equipment on the left side.

A list of the major objectives:

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Grab the hexahedron. Obtain the connector. Set up the connector favorably. Manipulate the connector's gravity.