In the rules for the equations of recycling it states "entity material requirements". Does that mean the total of materials or total type of materials? Not sure how you find the "entity material requirement".
Thanks for your help in understanding this.
Also, what is a good set up for recycling operations for facilities? I know wrecker droids but what ship and Action VI as well?
the "entity requirement" is to calculate the time taken to recycle. You can see the raw materials required to make up an entity in the relevant Rules page. For example, in the Rules page of Facilities -> Hotel, you have the list of total RMs needed to build it. That amount is taken into consideration by the formula.
As for your second question, the two only entities able to recycle at the moment are the EVS droid (which, contrary to its name, is a vehicle) and the GRZ wrecker ship.
If you need to recycle a lot, you can use 12 EVS droids inside a BFF-1 bulk freighter.