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One thing about Thailand is that they appear to do more recycling than other countries do. Here people eke out an existance on others discarded rubbish.
Away from the main city streets most people leave their plastic bottles, wrappings etc. as well as glass and cardboard outside their gates. This is collected regularly - ususally by old men on pushbikes wih a sidecar attached. They and their families survive on what they can sell the discarded items for.

This was one of my more unusual captures. Shot high up in the hills It is a kind of mini plastics recycling plant handling used plastic sheet. This 'treadmill' is half filled with plastic, the machine is switched on and the plastic spun for around an hour. I assume that this is to remove most of the dirt attaching to the plastic before it is bagged to be sent back to the plastics factory

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