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Recycling ammunition – modern militaries do their bit to reuse and reclaim

In today’s budget conscious, environmentally aware climate, the modern military is well used to doing its bit to reuse, reclaim and recycle – and not just drinks cans, paper and packaging. When it comes to ammunition, collecting spent small-arms cases by the tonne for their brass is one thing, but recycling live high-explosive artillery shells that have passed their use-by date is something altogether different. Dr Gareth Evans finds out more about the process.

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