Old for new, the recycling process of leather by Shafiul Alam (13 images)

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Old for new, the recycling process of leather where old items are melted down to create new items. The recycled items come in from all areas of Bangladesh and are brought to the capital, Dhaka. Items thrown away in waste are collected and sold to local merchants or they will collect 2nd grade leather items with defects.

Shafiul Alam, 29, said, "Large quantities of recycled leather are piled up to be washed by machine and melted down to create new items of leather. The old...
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