France. Saône-et-Loire department. Chalon-sur-Saône. Kodak factory. Camera recycling. Camera control after the reassembling process. In order to assure a high accuracy level in production, cameras' samples are constantly checked. Female worker. The "ready to take pictures" camera is a small camera commonly described as disposable but in fact assembled for customers to return it after use. After being dismantled, verified and meticulously cleaned, some pieces are reused, other recycled (86%). The plastics parts are torn, melted, recasted and then reassembled. Eastman Kodak Company. Chalon-sur-Saône is located in the south of the Burgundy region. © 1996 Didier Ruef .