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The Recyclergy

Historical Video Essay

by Jeremy Kaller

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The Hulkster

Image: Jeremy Kaller

For decades the San Francisco Bay Area has been a hub for the recycling movement. Even the garbage companies have a long history of recycling practices. After the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, community, non-profit recycling centers appeared in schools, garages, and neighborhood centers -- with the goal of bringing recycling to their cities. In 2006, when this film was made, only two non-profit recycling organizations remained in San Francisco.

Despite the lack of surviving community recycling centers, the Bay Area is still home to a unique community of recyclers who push the envelope of possibilities.

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