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Summary: The need for scrap metal - one third of Britain's steel needs can be met from scrap.
Description: Industry and agriculture have been asked for old machinery; local authorities help by contributing (park railings) and collecting - now the film appeals to the private citizen, and suggests likely objects (lawnmower, flatiron etc). A scrap yard is shown in some detail - piles of scrap; electromagnets; compression of light scrap, while heavier or awkwardly shaped objects are cut up mechanically or by oxy-acetylene burners. Commentary points out that 1 ton of scrap, converted into shipping, can carry 3 tons of material.