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In contrast to reuse (Second-hand trade) and restoration (Repair), reclamation – or recycling as has it has been called since the 1970s – implies the utilization of materials or products that are no longer needed or usable in the form of so-called scrap or secondary raw materials. In the early modern period, there were many overlaps and close relationships between these areas. 

Overall, large segments of the early modern economy were marked…

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Stöger, Georg, “Recycling”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030357>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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