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Sorted waste at a recycling centre. Piles of waste sorted by material at a recycling centre. The recovered material is compacted into bales and transported to paper mills, glass factories, and other manufacturing sites. Photographed at Recycle Central, operated by the recycling company Recology on Pier 96 in San Francisco, California, USA. Designed and constructed in partnership with the City of San Francisco, this site opened in 2002. The aim is to achieve zero waste by 2020.
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