We know better now... by vignouse

We know better now...

This was once a waste handling site: mixed refuse was dumped into this open maw to be carted off by the lorry load to simply be buried or burned as decided by an arbitrary sort. This handling site has been replaced by a high-tech waste recycling plant and now only about 40% of the delivered refuse is burned or buried, the rest will be reused.

This building itself will shortly be demolished and recycled which seems a fitting end to a polluting disposal system.
And the times they are a changing. We have one sort recycle and it is further sorted in a high tech manor that baffles me. Since you pay per bag dearly for the non recycle it pay to recycle. Now some cities are beginning to charge for every grocery bag you get at the store so better to have your own bags. All wonderful ideas but you have to wonder if too little too late.
April 25th, 2015  
The circle of life extends it self to everything ,at least you have recorded it for posterity. B&W does it justice....
April 25th, 2015  
impressive black and white image
April 25th, 2015  
Wonderful capture and love the B&W processing, Richard. Fav for me.
April 25th, 2015  
Great b&w shot...I like all the lines, composition
April 25th, 2015  
B&W is the perfect presentation choice for this subject matter. The clouds were nice enough to contribute some great texture in the sky.
April 25th, 2015  
Fabulous b&w!
April 25th, 2015  
I love the lines in the building Richard - wonderful detail
April 25th, 2015  
Love it, Are there some pinkish purplish tones in there or is my monitor off?
April 25th, 2015  
@tigerdreamer Thanks Karen... this is pure monochrome so if you see anything other than shades of grey - yup, you need to recalibrate your monitor.
April 25th, 2015  
Great capture! I like the texture that the processing brought forward in this shot. Fav for me.
April 25th, 2015  
Great dramatic sky and nice contrasting texture in the building.
April 25th, 2015  
I think b&w is a perfect genre for corrugated metal, as it seems to bring out the textures and lines so well. Love the clouds in this image as well as aforementioned textures and lines. I did a similar one this week too for eotb.
April 25th, 2015  
cool. this could be a set in a video game (alas or yay, but I certainly have indulged). I read once that the largest component of landfills was construction debris. so recycling the building would be something.
April 25th, 2015  
You have created a fine post-apocalyptic image here.
April 25th, 2015  
Progress Richard ... not as advanced as Ceredigion where I live... 70% gets recycled! Nicely photographed... probably too nice for the subject!
April 25th, 2015  
Great tones and detail!
April 25th, 2015  
You have caught history in your photograph, since this will be demolished soon! I love the mottled sky behind the building. So much texture here!
April 25th, 2015  
Thank heavens we've learned something. Strong capture
April 26th, 2015  
Excellent!
April 27th, 2015  
Love the geometry and angle as well as the tones and textures . Well done Richard
April 27th, 2015  
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