An ex-mujahideen struggles to reconcile his faith and reality. But he faces a setback at every turn as he is forced to collect cardboard in the streets of Zarqa, an occupation barely sustaining his family. As his situation deteriorates he has to make a radical decision to save himself from humiliation. Abu Amar found himself disillusioned with the chaos that was left in Afghanistan in the 80's and tried to resolve this confusion by writing a book on Jihad. However insightful and moderate, he has failed so far to publish his work. In the mean time his attempts to build a normal life in the impoverished town where Al Qaiada leader Al Zarqawi grew up are failing. The locals share their insights on Al Zarqawi and the current situation in the Middle East, while the effects of their constraining environment become clear as Abu Amar is heading towards a life-changing decision. Recycle addresses the intricate realities of life in the Middle East during spiraling international tensions from inside the community of al Zarqawi's hometown.