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By appropriately recycling our waste, we also reduce the demand for natural resources and by re-using the materials we already have instead of creating new ones, we reduce the amount of energy used and levels of pollution. Recycling also reduces the amount of waste which is sent to landfill or is incinerated, both of which are expensive process requiring large amounts of land.
Young girl and mother recycling plastic and cardboard in street, Derbyshire, UK, April, Model released - Chris O'Reilly
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Chris O'Reilly / Young girl and mother recycling plastic and cardboard in street, Derbyshire, UK, April, Model released
Houses with grass roof and walls, Snafellsness Peninsula, Iceland, July 2008 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Houses with grass roof and walls, Snafellsness Peninsula, Iceland, July 2008
Gardener putting leaves in plastic sack to make leaf mould compost, UK, December 2008. - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Gardener putting leaves in plastic sack to make leaf mould compost, UK, December 2008.
Five empty glass milk bottles on doorstep, Highbury, London Borough of Islington, England, UK - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Five empty glass milk bottles on doorstep, Highbury, London Borough of Islington, England, UK
Waste Vehicle with recylcing slogan printed on the side in an effort to get people to recycle, London Borough of Islington, UK - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Waste Vehicle with recylcing slogan printed on the side in an effort to get people to recycle, London Borough of Islington, UK
Person putting a green glass bottle into a recycling bank at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Person putting a green glass bottle into a recycling bank at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008.
Close up of disposable batteries at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Close up of disposable batteries at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008.
Feet touching a football made from old fabric, The Gambia, 2008 - Tom Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Feet touching a football made from old fabric, The Gambia, 2008
Two tons of discarded plastic fishing nets collected and ready to be shipped out for recycling, Jao Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013 - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Two tons of discarded plastic fishing nets collected and ready to be shipped out for recycling, Jao Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013
Project Seahorse foundation staff weighing discarded plastic fishing nets collected and ready to be shipped out for recycling into carpet material, Jao Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippin... - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Project Seahorse foundation staff weighing discarded plastic fishing nets collected and ready to be shipped out for recycling into carpet material, Jao Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippin...
Project Seahorse foundation staff with two tons of discarded plastic fishing nets ready to be shipped out and recycled into carpet material, Jao Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, Apr... - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Project Seahorse foundation staff with two tons of discarded plastic fishing nets ready to be shipped out and recycled into carpet material, Jao Island, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, Apr...
Artisan hammering holes into coke bottle tops, Dakar, Senegal, 2008 - Tom Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Artisan hammering holes into coke bottle tops, Dakar, Senegal, 2008
Close-up of Coke bottle top, prepared by artisan before crafting, Dakar, Senegal, 2008 - Tom Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Close-up of Coke bottle top, prepared by artisan before crafting, Dakar, Senegal, 2008
Grid of recycled bottle tops threaded on wire, Dakar, Senegal, 2008 - Tom Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Grid of recycled bottle tops threaded on wire, Dakar, Senegal, 2008
Wheelbarrow of manure in vegetable garden, UK - Jason Smalley
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Jason Smalley / Wheelbarrow of manure in vegetable garden, UK
Close up of two year old well-rotten leaf mold in garden, UK, model released - Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Close up of two year old well-rotten leaf mold in garden, UK, model released
Biodegradeable plastic compost bag being placed in a garden compost bin, UK. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Biodegradeable plastic compost bag being placed in a garden compost bin, UK.
100% Organic Cotton printed on label - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / 100% Organic Cotton printed on label
Sustainable Living tent, Camden now London Green Fair, Regents Park, London UK June 2012 - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Sustainable Living tent, Camden now London Green Fair, Regents Park, London UK June 2012
Plastic recycling plant Elche, Spain - Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / Plastic recycling plant Elche, Spain
Scrap metal heap along the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal at Ghent seaport, Belgium, August 2010 - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Scrap metal heap along the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal at Ghent seaport, Belgium, August 2010
Bags of plastic bottles at a recycling station, Kisumu, Kenya - Tom  Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Bags of plastic bottles at a recycling station, Kisumu, Kenya
Bales of cardboard ready for recycling, USA, 1997 - Shattil & Rozinski
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Shattil & Rozinski / Bales of cardboard ready for recycling, USA, 1997
Cork recycling box - wooded box full of recycled corks, Surrey, England, UK, August 2008. - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Cork recycling box - wooded box full of recycled corks, Surrey, England, UK, August 2008.
Stack of crushed cars ready for recycling, USA, 1997 - Shattil & Rozinski
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Shattil & Rozinski / Stack of crushed cars ready for recycling, USA, 1997
Food and drink can recycling shoot at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Food and drink can recycling shoot at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008.
Person placing plastic and metal into kitchen recycling bins, September 2008. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Person placing plastic and metal into kitchen recycling bins, September 2008.
Man lifting fluorescent light tubes at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Man lifting fluorescent light tubes at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008.
Close up of fluorescent light tubes at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008. - Nick Turner
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Nick Turner / Close up of fluorescent light tubes at a recycling centre, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, February 2008.
Shoe recycling unit in supermarket carpark, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK - Ben Osborne
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Ben Osborne / Shoe recycling unit in supermarket carpark, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Fridges and various other metals in a large pile with machinery at Recycling Center, Ithaca, New York, USA, property released. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Fridges and various other metals in a large pile with machinery at Recycling Center, Ithaca, New York, USA, property released.
Recycling lorry Waterford, Ireland - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Recycling lorry Waterford, Ireland
Toy cars crafted from recycled materials, Dakar, Senegal, 2008 - Tom Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Toy cars crafted from recycled materials, Dakar, Senegal, 2008
Woman forking well-rotted leaf mold from a big bag into a wheel barrow, UK, model released - Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Woman forking well-rotted leaf mold from a big bag into a wheel barrow, UK, model released
Gardener sieving raw compost through seive, UK, model released - Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Gardener sieving raw compost through seive, UK, model released
Black and white cow recycling bins in Clissold Park with The Castle Climbing Centre in background, Stoke Newington, London Borough of Hackney, England, UK, January 2013. - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Black and white cow recycling bins in Clissold Park with The Castle Climbing Centre in background, Stoke Newington, London Borough of Hackney, England, UK, January 2013.
Water filled bottle fixed into a tin roof, dispersing sunlight and acting as a natural lightbulb. Kenya. April 2013. - Tom  Gilks
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Tom Gilks / Water filled bottle fixed into a tin roof, dispersing sunlight and acting as a natural lightbulb. Kenya. April 2013.
Green roof on The Centre for Understanding the Environment (CUE) an eco building with cowls on the roof which incorporate a passive ventilation system. The Horniman Museum, London, UK - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Green roof on The Centre for Understanding the Environment (CUE) an eco building with cowls on the roof which incorporate a passive ventilation system. The Horniman Museum, London, UK
Plantlock Secure Bike Storage with bikes outside house in snow, Highbury, London Borough of Islington, UK - Pat  Tuson
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Pat Tuson / Plantlock Secure Bike Storage with bikes outside house in snow, Highbury, London Borough of Islington, UK
Sowing flower seeds in compost in seed trays, Germany - ARCO
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ARCO / Sowing flower seeds in compost in seed trays, Germany
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Gardener raking leaves on lawn and loading into plastic sack to make leaf mould compost, December  2008. - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Gardener raking leaves on lawn and loading into plastic sack to make leaf mould compost, December 2008.
Glass bottles for recycling, Devon UK - Dan Burton
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Dan Burton / Glass bottles for recycling, Devon UK
Woman putting plastic bottle into recycling unit in supermarket carpark, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK - Ben Osborne
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Ben Osborne / Woman putting plastic bottle into recycling unit in supermarket carpark, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Biodegradable cornstarch bag with kitchen waste products ready for the compost heap, UK - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Biodegradable cornstarch bag with kitchen waste products ready for the compost heap, UK
Compost recycling bins stacked up for distribution, Inverness, Scotland, UK, May 2008 - Peter Cairns / naturepl.com
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Peter Cairns / naturepl.com / Compost recycling bins stacked up for distribution, Inverness, Scotland, UK, May 2008
Portrait of young Colombian girl, collecting rainwater for future use, in the village of Los Limites. Colombia, South America. July 2008 - Lisa Hoffner
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Lisa Hoffner / Portrait of young Colombian girl, collecting rainwater for future use, in the village of Los Limites. Colombia, South America. July 2008
Large pile of old brake parts, Recycling center, Ithaca, New York, USA. - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Large pile of old brake parts, Recycling center, Ithaca, New York, USA.
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