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| 1776 || Metal || || The first metal recycling is produced in the United States when patriots in {{w|New York City}} manage to melt down a statue of {{w|King George III}} and make into 42,088 bullets.<ref name="Scrap Recycling – recognized as one of the world’s first green industries…">{{cite web|title=Scrap Recycling – recognized as one of the world’s first green industries…|url=http://gachman.com/one-hundred-years-in-recycling|website=gachman.com|accessdate=15 August 2017}}</ref><ref name="Solid Waste Management: Principles and Practice"/> || {{w|United States}}
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| 1800 || {{w| Paper/cardboard recycling}} || || English papermaker Matthias Koops is granted the first patent for paper recycling. His patent application involves extracting ink from printed and written paper and converting the paper into pulp to make new paper. This process was later adopted by paper mills worldwide."<ref name="Introduction to Paper Recycling"/>
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| 1813 || {{w| Textile recycling}} || Technology || Benjamin Law develops the process of turning rags into "shoddy" and "mungo" wool, through a process of combining fibres with virgin wool.<ref name="Know all about: reduce, reuse, recycle"/> || {{w|United Kingdom}}
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| 1865 || || Organization || The Salvation Army is founded in London, and begins collecting, sorting and recycling unwanted goods. The Household Salvage Brigades employ the unskilled poor to recover discarded materials. In the 1990s, the organization and its program would migrate to the United States.<ref name="Exciting Plans Revealed for Salvation Army Shop at Boundless 2015">{{cite web|title=Exciting Plans Revealed for Salvation Army Shop at Boundless 2015|url=http://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/news/inf150415|website=salvationarmy.org|accessdate=17 August 2017}}</ref><ref name="A Brief Timeline of the History of Recycling"/> || {{w|United Kingdom}}
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