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"Re-Cycle: Unleashing the Power of Resourcefulness in a World of Waste" In an era where economics meets innovation, Heath Robinson's ingenious contraptions come to mind

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Economics a la Heath Robinson

Economics a la Heath Robinson
Do not scrap your disused lighting, heating, or cooking apparatus; they can be easily adapted to other requirements. Please note

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Combine harvesters in a scrapyard

Combine harvesters in a scrapyard
Combine harvesters. Aerial photograph of combine harvesters in a scrapyard. Photographed in Northumberland, UK

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Scrap iron recycling

Scrap iron recycling

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Poster: Salvage Saves Shipping

Poster: Salvage Saves Shipping. Encouraging people to recycle materials rather than throw them away, to help with the War Effort. circa 1940s

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Salvation Army elevator

Salvation Army elevator
Men at work sorting waste paper in a Salvation Army Elevator. Elevators, which aimed to help the unskilled or unemployed, combined a factory space together with hostel accommodation for those working

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: USA, Oregon, Portland, One of the citys yellow loaner bikes from the borrow-a-bike program

USA, Oregon, Portland, One of the citys yellow loaner bikes from the borrow-a-bike program

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Plastic bottle on a beach

Plastic bottle on a beach

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Recycling aluminium cans

Recycling aluminium cans. Blocks of crushed aluminium drink cans waiting to be recycled

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Crushed Coca Cola can cut-out

Crushed Coca Cola can cut-out against white background

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Electromagnetic crane lifting scrap steel for recycling at the Pacific Steel

Electromagnetic crane lifting scrap steel for recycling at the Pacific Steel and Recycling center in Elmore County, Idaho

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Wartime salvage poster

Wartime salvage poster asking for rags, paper, bones and metal. Waste is wanted for war weapons. This week and every week salvage is essential. 1940s

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Large electromagnet in use at a scrapyard

Large electromagnet in use at a scrapyard
Scrapyard. View of a large electromagnet being used to lift waste iron and steel at a scrapyard. Valuable metals such as these are separated and then recycled

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Advert for Imperial Chemical Industries; shortage of paper

Advert for Imperial Chemical Industries; shortage of paper
During World War Two, the growing shortage of paper from overseas meant that the daily papers shrinked in size. Britains public was encouraged to save every scrap of paper

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Advert for Imperial Chemical Industries; shortage of rubber

Advert for Imperial Chemical Industries; shortage of rubber
During World War Two, Britain got 90% of their suppies of natural rubber from Japan, due to this, rubber became scarce. Old rubber was collected from old tyres and worn hose-pipes

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: South America, Uruguay; Florida, winery, Wine bottles being re-used and re-filled

South America, Uruguay; Florida, winery, Wine bottles being re-used and re-filled

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Bali, Indonesia. It is common to see families living, and children playing, in dangerously

Bali, Indonesia. It is common to see families living, and children playing, in dangerously unsanitary illegal trash dumps. Illness is rampant and life expectancy very low under these conditions. (MR)

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Bali, Indonesia. An illegal trash dump located in the Ubud region of Bali. Residents pull up

Bali, Indonesia. An illegal trash dump located in the Ubud region of Bali. Residents pull up and throw their garbage over the cliff

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Bali, Indonesia. A local pig farm

Bali, Indonesia. A local pig farm

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Domestic refuse and recycling, waiting for collection on housing estate, Guildford, Surrey

Domestic refuse and recycling, waiting for collection on housing estate, Guildford, Surrey, England, april

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Bottlebanks for glass recycling, overflowing after Christmas, Bacton, Suffolk, England, january

Bottlebanks for glass recycling, overflowing after Christmas, Bacton, Suffolk, England, january

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Poster, Your Waste Paper is Urgently Needed Now

Poster, Your Waste Paper is Urgently Needed Now
Wartime salvage poster, Your Waste Paper is Urgently Needed Now, save it for the collector when he calls. 1940s

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Man in a salvage yard

Man in a salvage yard
A man examining architectural items of a neoclassical style in a salvage yard. circa 1940s

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Aluminum cans in recycling bin, England, april

Aluminum cans in recycling bin, England, april

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Recycling banks for paper and glass, in carpark of village hall, Barking Tye, Suffolk, England

Recycling banks for paper and glass, in carpark of village hall, Barking Tye, Suffolk, England, april

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Outdoor plastic furniture, made from recycled plastic bottles, Bubwith, Selby

Outdoor plastic furniture, made from recycled plastic bottles, Bubwith, Selby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, january

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Car tyres for recycling

Car tyres for recycling

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Recycling waste disposal bins, for cans, plastics and general waste, England, march

Recycling waste disposal bins, for cans, plastics and general waste, England, march

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Biodegradable bag with fruit peelings for compost heap, England

Biodegradable bag with fruit peelings for compost heap, England

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Recycling banks for clothing, paper and glass, in carpark of village hall, Barking Tye, Suffolk

Recycling banks for clothing, paper and glass, in carpark of village hall, Barking Tye, Suffolk, England, april

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Recycling banks for shoes, cans, paper and clothing, Kent, England

Recycling banks for shoes, cans, paper and clothing, Kent, England

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Metal recycler collecting assorted scrap metal with mechanical grabber on farm, Powys, Wales, july

Metal recycler collecting assorted scrap metal with mechanical grabber on farm, Powys, Wales, july

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Assorted scrap metal on farm, awaiting collection for recycling, Powys, Wales, july

Assorted scrap metal on farm, awaiting collection for recycling, Powys, Wales, july

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Composting

Composting. Vegetable peelings being tipped into a compost bin

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Vegetable peelings

Vegetable peelings and other kitchen waste in a compost bin

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Leaf mould heap

Leaf mould heap. Leaf mould is a type of compost formed predominately from decomposed leaves. The material beneath the top layer of grass cuttings and leaves has begun to decompose (bottom)

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Leaf compost

Leaf compost. Jute bag containing oak leaves (Quercus rober). Once rotted, the decomposed leaves form a useful garden mulch

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Aluminium recycling: compressed aluminium cans

Aluminium recycling: compressed aluminium cans
Aluminium recycling. Cube of compressed aluminium cans waiting for recycling

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Bales of carboard and paper for recycling

Bales of carboard and paper for recycling
Paper bales for recycling. Stockpiled bales of paper and cardboard await recycling at a paper mill. Both high-grade and low-grade recycled paper can be produced depending on how clean

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Scrap metal yard

Scrap metal yard. Rusting scrap metal from a Russian submarine. The metal (iron and steel) will be melted down and recycled to be used to make new iron and steel products

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Composting vegetation

Composting vegetation. Compost is a mixture of decaying organic matter. It is used in gardens to improve soil structure and provide nutrients

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Christmas tree recycling

Christmas tree recycling. Chopped Christmas tree branches being used as mulch around the base of a euphorbia (Euphorbia sp.) plant

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: View of tyres and scrapped cars in a scrapyard

View of tyres and scrapped cars in a scrapyard
Scrapped cars. View of tyres and scrap cars in a scrapyard. The cars are waiting to be recycled. They will be compressed and shredded to form bales of steel which will then be sent to furnaces to

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: minium recycling: compressed aluminium cans

minium recycling: compressed aluminium cans
Aluminium recycling. Close-up view of compressed aluminium cans waiting for recycling

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Recycling

Recycling. Conceptual computer artwork of a recycling symbol superimposed on the Earth. This could represent the global importance of recycling

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Decomposition

Decomposition
Decompositon. Water vapour rising from decaying organic matter on an active (hot) compost heap. This heat is a by-product of the breakdown of the organic matter by microbes living in the compost heap

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Crane grabber claw

Crane grabber claw. This device is electromagnetic, which enables it to separate and lift ferrous metals (iron and steel). Photographed at a recycling depot in Southampton Docks, UK

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Scrap metal

Scrap metal
Electromagnet being used to lift ferrous metal (iron and steel) at a scrap yard. The magnetic properties of ferrous metal make it easy to separate from other waste

Background imageRe Cycle Collection: Household waste recycling

Household waste recycling. Three sacks on a drive ready for collection. The green sack contains compostable plant materials



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"Re-Cycle: Unleashing the Power of Resourcefulness in a World of Waste" In an era where economics meets innovation, Heath Robinson's ingenious contraptions come to mind. Picture combine harvesters resting amidst a scrapyard, awaiting their second chance at life through scrap iron recycling. The poster nearby catches your eye - "Salvage Saves Shipping, " reminding us that every reclaimed material counts. As you step into the Salvation Army elevator, transporting donated goods to those in need, you realize the true value of repurposing. Oregon's Portland embraces this ethos with its yellow loaner bikes from the borrow-a-bike program, fostering sustainable transportation options for all. Witnessing an electromagnetic crane lifting massive chunks of steel for recycling at Pacific Steel showcases how technology aids our mission to reduce waste and preserve resources. Nearby, aluminum cans find their way into recycling bins across England in April – a testament to global efforts towards sustainability. A large electromagnet hums as it diligently collects metal scraps at a bustling scrapyard; each piece destined for rebirth and renewed purpose. A crushed Coca Cola can cut-out serves as a reminder that even seemingly insignificant items hold potential when given another chance. An advert by Imperial Chemical Industries highlights the shortage of paper and encourages resourcefulness in finding alternatives – urging us to think beyond traditional materials and embrace innovative solutions. "Re-Cycle" is not just about reusing or reducing waste; it symbolizes our collective responsibility towards creating a greener future. It reminds us that every action we take today shapes tomorrow's world – one where creativity thrives alongside conservation, transforming discarded objects into valuable assets once more.