CRAPPERS HAVE TO BE GOOD at taking things apart. The value in the discarded car or refrigerator or computer is not in its wholeness, but in the sum of its parts. Destruction is an essential tool of the scrap cycle. It is somehow poetic, then, that scrap collection soars during times of destruction (and reconstruction)—specifically during wars and their aftermath. Explore these pages to learn more about destruction—both macro and micro—and the scrap cycle.