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Recycle. Deluxe Collectors Edition. 50 copies. 25 copies of Recycle by Labor et Fides (french-english languages) and 25 copies of Recycle by Edizioni Casagrande (italian-german languages). The book is in a handmade cloth bound box with an original inkjet print 20x29 cm. The print is a limited 25 editions of a picture which is part of the project, but not published in the book. Recycle was published in 2011 by Labor et Fides and Edizioni Casagrande. 24x32 cm, 320 pages. Hard cover. 238 B&W Duplex. Photography Didier Ruef. Texts: Matthieu Ricard, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Bertrand Charrier. Carried out between 1991 and 2008 on the themes of waste and recycling, Didier Ruef captured a variety of situations which reveals the face of humanity behind the waste it produces, recycles or has to endure. The work of a committed photographer, which urge the reader to understand and act, more forcefully than conventional calls, to protect the environment. For centuries man has recovered and recycled the residues of his productive activities. Then came the era of waste as everyday companion. Our affluent societies are fueling the growing production of goods without taking into account the waste that generates in itself, becoming an industry whose purpose is its elimination. Today, faced with demographic and economic growth and the increasing fragility of the ecosystems, it is no longer possible to bury our refuse and toxic waste with the illusion that we have disposed of it forever, that it has been irreversibly sterilised. © 2011 Didier Ruef