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"Recycling: A Journey Through Time and Creativity" Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens In times of scarcity

Background imageRecycling Collection: Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens

Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens! Keep it dry, free from glass, metal, bones, paper, etc. It also feeds pigs. Your council will collect. 1940s

Background imageRecycling Collection: Wartime pig food poster

Wartime pig food poster
We Want Your Kitchen Waste - poster encouraging the saving of food scraps for use as pig food, to be collected by the council. It also feeds poultry

Background imageRecycling Collection: Fence made from skis, City of Leadville

Fence made from skis, City of Leadville. Rocky Mountains, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imageRecycling Collection: Ships figureheads over the gate at Castles Shipbreaking Yard, Westminster, London, 1909

Ships figureheads over the gate at Castles Shipbreaking Yard, Westminster, London, 1909
Ships figureheads over the gate at Castles Shipbreaking Yard, Baltic Wharf, Millbank, Westminster, London, March 1909. Entrance to the yard, with wooden figures salvaged from ships decorating the sign

Background imageRecycling Collection: Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London

Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London
An advertisement for Libertys new shops about to open in Argyll Place, off Regent Street, London. Liberty & Co have had the exterior and interior built in 16th century style

Background imageRecycling 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 imageRecycling Collection: Upturned boats used as sheds, Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Northumbria, England

Upturned boats used as sheds, Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Northumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRecycling Collection: Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal

Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal
Two young men, one in a top hat, the other in a bowler hat, sorting through a rather unpromising pile of scrap metal in a junk yard

Background imageRecycling Collection: WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London

WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London
WW2 - Recycling tin cans to aid the war effort in East Ham, London - April, 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageRecycling Collection: Turn out more Scrap Metal - Turn out More Tanks poster

Turn out more Scrap Metal - Turn out More Tanks poster
World War II poster encouraging civilians on the home front to donate more scrap metal which can be turned into tanks to help the war effort

Background imageRecycling Collection: Decoration of patterns in glass, mirrors, ceramics and other fragments of objects embedded in

Decoration of patterns in glass, mirrors, ceramics and other fragments of objects embedded in stucco by sculptor Isaiah Zagar, South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Background imageRecycling Collection: Vehicle engine scrap metal

Vehicle engine scrap metal

Background imageRecycling Collection: When Germany Surrenders her U-Boats by Heath Robinson, WW1

When Germany Surrenders her U-Boats by Heath Robinson, WW1
Why not use the enemy craft for peaceful sport? Ramming rabbits in the Balearic Islands. An inventive suggestion from the ingenious mind of William Heath Robinson for German U-boats following the end

Background imageRecycling Collection: 220 litres compost bin made by Blackwall using 100% recycled plastic Cotswolds UK

220 litres compost bin made by Blackwall using 100% recycled plastic Cotswolds UK
MAB-203 220 litres compost bin made by Blackwall using 100% recycled plastic Cotswolds UK Mark Boulton contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageRecycling Collection: Compost / wormery - worms visible amongst variety of kitchen waste including vegetable

Compost / wormery - worms visible amongst variety of kitchen waste including vegetable and fruit peelings
MAB-391 Compost / wormery - worms visible amongst variety of kitchen waste including vegetable and fruit peelings and cardboard in top of black plastic recycled composting bin UK Mark Boulton Please

Background imageRecycling 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 imageRecycling Collection: Beachcomber, Marloes

Beachcomber, Marloes
A beachcomber with his pet Jack Russell dog on the beach at Marloes, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. He carries an old plastic stool and a boat fender he has found on the beach

Background imageRecycling Collection: POSTER: RECYCLING, c1975. Poster promoting recycling, c1975

POSTER: RECYCLING, c1975. Poster promoting recycling, c1975

Background imageRecycling Collection: Blouse made from a silk escape map, 1940s. Creator: Unknown

Blouse made from a silk escape map, 1940s. Creator: Unknown
Blouse made from a silk escape map, 1940s. During World War II many materials were unavailable to the public because of government rationing

Background imageRecycling Collection: Lamp post made from German torpedo, Gibraltar

Lamp post made from German torpedo, Gibraltar
Lamp post made from a German torpedo, at a Royal Navy camp in Gibraltar. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageRecycling Collection: Scrap iron recycling

Scrap iron recycling

Background imageRecycling 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 imageRecycling 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 imageRecycling Collection: Recycling of aluminium cans as used in traditional house, Botswana, Africa

Recycling of aluminium cans as used in traditional house, Botswana, Africa

Background imageRecycling Collection: Food waste recycling lorry collecting hotel food waste Lynmouth Devon UK

Food waste recycling lorry collecting hotel food waste Lynmouth Devon UK
MAB-1364 Food waste recycling lorry collecting hotel food waste Lynmouth Devon UK Mark Boulton contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageRecycling Collection: Decoration of patterns in glass, mirrors, ceramics and other fragments of objects embedded in

Decoration of patterns in glass, mirrors, ceramics and other fragments of objects embedded in stucco by sculptor Isaiah Zagar, South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Background imageRecycling Collection: Young girls showing off one of six pairs of knickers that they made from an old night

Young girls showing off one of six pairs of knickers that they made from an old night dress. April 1941

Background imageRecycling Collection: Chips made from recycled plastic bottles are seen before being processed at the Weeco

Chips made from recycled plastic bottles are seen before being processed at the Weeco plastic recycling factory at the Athi River industrial zone near Nairobi, Kenya, May 15, 2019

Background imageRecycling Collection: Combine graveyard 28685_054

Combine graveyard 28685_054
Scrapyard at Battle Bridge, Northumberland. This is the largest breakers of combine harvesters in the UK

Background imageRecycling Collection: Prison Ship York in Portsmouth Harbour, 1807 (etching)

Prison Ship York in Portsmouth Harbour, 1807 (etching)
7341890 Prison Ship York in Portsmouth Harbour, 1807 (etching) by Cooke, Edward William (1811-80); 21.6x28.4 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageRecycling Collection: Men and women sorting refuse in a Paddington Green dustyard, London

Men and women sorting refuse in a Paddington Green dustyard, London. The barge in the background is on the Regent's
2603014 Men and women sorting refuse in a Paddington Green dustyard, London. The barge in the background is on the Regent's Canal.; (add.info)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Tunisia, Sfax: The Teskia of the city. Original water distribution system from rainwater recovered

Tunisia, Sfax: The Teskia of the city. Original water distribution system from rainwater recovered in a reservoir
LUX4765632 Tunisia, Sfax: The Teskia of the city. Original water distribution system from rainwater recovered in a reservoir. Animated view with Tunisians recuperating water in a well

Background imageRecycling Collection: France: American War Aircraft Cemetery, 1919

France: American War Aircraft Cemetery, 1919
LUX4798911 France: American War Aircraft Cemetery, 1919; (add.info.: France: American War Aircraft Cemetery, 1919); Photo © Lux-in-Fine

Background imageRecycling Collection: Paper: from the rag-and-bone collect to the press, c.1900-1910

Paper: from the rag-and-bone collect to the press, c.1900-1910
1790237 Paper: from the rag-and-bone collect to the press, c.1900-1910; (add.info.: the paper in France, from the rag-and-bone collect to the press, early 20th century); Photo © CCI

Background imageRecycling Collection: Sourcing scrap metal, London, World War II (b/w photo)

Sourcing scrap metal, London, World War II (b/w photo)
8672634 Sourcing scrap metal, London, World War II (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sourcing scrap metal, London, World War II)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Saving waste paper for the war effort, World War II (b/w photo)

Saving waste paper for the war effort, World War II (b/w photo)
8672638 Saving waste paper for the war effort, World War II (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Saving waste paper for the war effort, World War II)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Prison-ship in Portsmouth Harbour with the convicts going on board, 1829 (etching)

Prison-ship in Portsmouth Harbour with the convicts going on board, 1829 (etching)
7341761 Prison-ship in Portsmouth Harbour with the convicts going on board, 1829 (etching) by Cooke, Edward William (1811-80); 20.9x28.9 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageRecycling Collection: Odalisque, c.1830-35 (oil on panel)

Odalisque, c.1830-35 (oil on panel)
8775284 Odalisque, c.1830-35 (oil on panel) by Deveria, Achille (1800-57); Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA; (add.info.: By Achille-Jacques-Jean-Marie Deveria)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Cartoon commenting on the Californian Gold Rush

Cartoon commenting on the Californian Gold Rush
5308809 Cartoon commenting on the Californian Gold Rush; (add.info.: Cartoon commenting on the Californian Gold Rush. During this time urban rubbish was taken to dust yards to be sifted and sorted)

Background imageRecycling Collection: The Jumble Man (litho)

The Jumble Man (litho)
8636075 The Jumble Man (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Jumble Man. Illustration for Panpipes magazine, November 1923)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Tunisia, Sfax: The Teskia of the city. Original water distribution system from rainwater recovered

Tunisia, Sfax: The Teskia of the city. Original water distribution system from rainwater recovered in a reservoir
LUX4765627 Tunisia, Sfax: The Teskia of the city. Original water distribution system from rainwater recovered in a reservoir

Background imageRecycling Collection: Basket maker weaving a basket from willow taken from an osier-bed

Basket maker weaving a basket from willow taken from an osier-bed. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of
FLO4577732 Basket maker weaving a basket from willow taken from an osier-bed. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts.; (add.info)

Background imageRecycling Collection: France, Picardie, Somme (80), Peronne: A couple in front of his prefabricated house from military

France, Picardie, Somme (80), Peronne: A couple in front of his prefabricated house from military shelters, 1920
LUX4808509 France, Picardie, Somme (80), Peronne: A couple in front of his prefabricated house from military shelters, 1920; (add.info.: France, Picardie, Somme (80)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Manufacture of Shoddy

Manufacture of Shoddy
2602620 Manufacture of Shoddy; (add.info.: Manufacture of Shoddy, Deffaux's factory, Paris, Reclaimed woollen rags shredded, top left)

Background imageRecycling Collection: Building proposed to be erected in the Alexandra-Park, Muswell-Hill, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Building proposed to be erected in the Alexandra-Park, Muswell-Hill, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Building proposed to be erected in the Alexandra-Park, Muswell-Hill, 1864. The directors [of the Alexandra Park Company] have entered into a contract with Messrs

Background imageRecycling Collection: Teascape

Teascape
Wieteke de Kogel

Background imageRecycling Collection: Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. Carved decoration on a weathered antique door

Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. Carved decoration on a weathered antique door

Background imageRecycling Collection: Statue of Sir Isaac Newton, inaugurated last week at Grantham, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Statue of Sir Isaac Newton, inaugurated last week at Grantham, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Statue of Sir Isaac Newton, inaugurated last week at Grantham, 1858. The statue of the great mathematician and astronomer, from the hand of W. Theed, Esq



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"Recycling: A Journey Through Time and Creativity" Poster: Save kitchen scraps to feed the hens In times of scarcity, even small actions like saving kitchen scraps can make a big difference. Recycling starts at home. Wartime pig food poster During wartime, every resource counted. Even leftover food was repurposed as pig feed, showcasing the importance for sustainability. Advertisement for Liberty's new shops, London Liberty's innovative approach to fashion and design extends to their commitment to recycling and promoting sustainable practices in their new stores. Economics à la Heath Robinson The ingenious designs of Heath Robinson demonstrate that recycling is not only environmentally friendly but also economically viable. Fence made from skis, City of Leadville Creativity knows no bounds when it comes to recycling. In Leadville, skis find a second life as an unconventional fence material, adding character to the cityscape. Ships figureheads over the gate at Castle's Shipbreaking Yard, Westminster, London 1909 Even historical artifacts can be recycled. The ship figureheads adorning Castle's Shipbreaking Yard serve as reminders that beauty can be found in reusing materials from the past. Willow enclosure used to screen wheelie bins in garden, England (September) Innovative solutions like using willow enclosures showcase how everyday items such as wheelie bins can be hidden creatively while contributing positively towards environmental conservation efforts. Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal These industrious individuals exemplify the importance of proper waste management by meticulously sorting through scrap metal for its potential reuse or recycling value. Upturned boats used as sheds on Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Northumbria, England On Lindisfarne Island creativity meets practicality with upturned boats transformed into charming sheds - proving that even discarded objects have untapped potential. WW2.