Disney-owned mega-franchise Star Wars says its recycling plant is booming and expecting to be operating at full capacity by 2019.
Disney bought Star Wars from its creator George Lucas in 2012 for a reported US$4 billion.
In 2015, the seventh film in the Star Wars series, The Force Awakens, was released to massive commercial success. Since then, Disney has revealed plans to release a series of spin-off films based on characters from the main films.
Last year Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was be released. It detailed the story of how the Rebellion acquired the plans to the infamous Death Star space station in the original Star Wars film A New Hope.
Head of Recycling Patty Wistful pleased many fans when she announced that franchise-favourite Darth Vader, a serial killer, betrayer, liar and fanatic, would be featuring in the film.
“We think it’s socially responsible to reuse old products,” said Ms Wistful. “We’ve really stepped it up after the success of The Force Awakens, which essentially told the same story as A New Hope.
“If you look across the entire seven films you’ll have seen a blown-up space station sequence at the finale in four of them,” Ms Wistful added.
Star Wars also has recycling plans in place for popular characters Han Solo and Boba Fett.