Pram Rescue - recovery, re-use and re-homing of quality modern prams.
Album date - Oct 2015
This album will feature a large amount of images relating to the immense waste-stream problem of prams and strollers being placed out on council collections rather than being properly recycled, with suitable items potentially re-homed to a needy family for further use. In-depth descriptions and annotations will be added to each image as time permits. Some of these prams were in unbelievably original condition, showing all the hallmarks of very little 'real time' use, and virtually no wear and tear in the usual (and often model specific) places.
Many more of these prams just had general stains and soiling , often requiring nothing more than some careful cleaning and a little tlc to bring them back to a 'like new' condition.
The majority of these prams and strollers were rescued instantly, straight after these images were taken!.
Most of these prams and strollers just couldn't be left behind. They all had plenty of life left in them, and quite frankly, leaving these prams and strollers behind just to be crushed in the back of the council trucks is such a terrible waste, and just so wrong... on so many levels.
This has been in the back of my mind for years, especially after meeting, first hand, a new mum that could not afford a clean and safe pram for her newborn baby, back in the early 90's
The images in this album represent a photographic timeline from 2000-2015. There are over 1000+ waste-stream related research images available from the waste/research photo collection.
This album will eventually host about 100+ images from that collection.
An older recycling concept study predating the industry changes and safety upgrades of 2008, can be viewed through this link