HC Economy

Materials Recycling
Recycling in the HC’s will be done 100% of times, and at 100% of the possibility. For every industry involved in manufacturing and assembling there will be an incorporated mirror industry dedicated to disassembling and recycling. This recycling process can also literally be the assembly process in strict reverse. In this way a very low amount of primary natural resource will be consumed as they will come to be used to their maximum potential, and thus also the "upgrading" of existing goods to e.g., implement a new development can be effortlessly done, and at an industrial pace without requiring a completely new supply of raw materials. Therefore NJK technologies will easily be kept at the most advanced state of technology. For example, a household can have a temporary replacement equipment delivered to their home. They would then ship their "older model" to its manufacturing plant where it will be upgraded, (and refurbished, if need be) and then return to the household, etc. In the case of a completely new|different model, the new model will be delivered and then the older model will be returned (using the same packing materials of the shipped new model - a further great raw materials savings) to the manufacturing plant where it will be dissembled and fully recycled. Of course, to ease in this recycle process, items will be designed for, and assembled in a way to facilitate disassembly and materials recycling. The neglect of recycling in the world production industry is literally a "black hole" in today’s mostly "throw away" world economy.

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The Value of Recycling
The savings here through recycling are more than just material savings. It also helps reduce the need for human labor (e.g., ore extraction), water use, energy, etc. This web page goes into some details on the various savings that are achieved by recycling and how recycled materials are then reused.

Recycle Now
One of the ways that you can inexpensively help now in providing raw materials for the HC is by recycling items that have material value right now. This would nearly all non-biological items such as items that are made of glass, metal, rubber, plastic wood, newsprint, cardboard and even Styrofoam. Such a collection would greatly save in the startup costs for the HC. A garage, a shed or a den could be used as storage space.

Here are some storage tips that would help save space.

-Fold down cardboard packages to a flattened state (e.g. cereal boxes, juice/milk cartons).
-By removing the lids off tin cans & containers you can store the cans and containers within each other from largest to smallest, much like Russian Nesting Dolls as shown here:

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The same is applicable with containers made out of plastics, glass, etc.)
To save even more space, one can remove the bottom lid off of tin cans and then completely flatten the remaining body, (along its sides of course). Glass jars can possibly be purposely broken down into smaller bits and pieces and then be stored in another jar, but because of the risk of being cut by the glass in the process, one discretion on whether or not to do this is advised. Liquid food cartons such as "Tetra Paks" can also be further flattened out by cutting along three of its sides and then folding or opening them along the uncut side. This is because, usually, when they are simply flatten by lifting up the container's corners, the remaining air inside the box will prevent it from being fully flattened out.
[Important: Thoroughly clean out all food/liquid residue from the containers before putting them in storage in order to prevent (e.g.) an outbreak of insects!]. Cutting open liquid food cartons makes cleaning them much easier, faster and more thorough. May 28, 2008