The Australian army saves £30,000 a year by salvaging and recycling scrap.
No title - Australian army salvage operation.
M/S of sign which reads - 'Salvage Recovery Section.' Two horse-drawn carts pull up full of sacks. Various shots as the soldiers unload them onto a big pile. Various shots as they compress the salvaged tin and make it into trays. Various shots as soldiers in the office re-use envelopes by having several spaces for different addresses. M/S as '£7000' is written on a piece of paper then torn off and thrown in the waste bin, this is the amount they get from recycling waste paper every year. M/S as sacks of paper are emptied out.
Various shots as old straw is collected and taken to mills where it is recycled. Various shots as lead from a rifle range is collected to be made into cartridges, various shots of the lead in big slabs. Various shots as the salvage team dismantle a railway line, we see a soldier holding a piece of track which is transformed into a missile, he loads it into a big gun. C/U as a cheque for £30,000 is written out, this is what they save through salvage each year. Various shots as the soldiers carry buckets of scrap which turn into buckets of money.