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  • Recycling cans changes an industry

    Recycling aluminum cans saves electricity and makes aluminum plants more marginal.

  • House of Garbage

    A new house in Missoula, Mont., showcases recycled building materials.

  • Saving tired tires

    A family-owned business, Cordova and Sons, in Cuba City, N.M., collects and recycles used tires for landscaping and building projects.

  • Fateful harvest a scary read

    Duff Wilson's book, "Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret," investigates a local agricultural chemicals provider who attempted to pass toxic waste off as recycled fertilizer.

  • 'Ghost fleet' in search of a final resting place

    Newport, Ore., decides the environmental and financial risks are too great to allow Bay Bridge Enterprises, a ship-recycling firm, to dismantle decommissioned military vessels at Yaquina Bay

  • Words into chairs

    Earth Partners wants to turn old newspapers into fiberboard at a Nevada plant.

  • Bottles up

    Coors Brewing Co. will recycle glass from its recycling center in Colorado.

  • Junkyard Rancher: Automotive wrangler scraps for a living

    At his Carbondale, Colo., "Cadillac ranch," Alan Morris recycles automotive junk.

  • Recyclers challenge Big Steel

    "Minimills" that recycle steel help the environment - and make money.

  • Let it mellow

    Let it mellow

    Melissa Hart remembers her eccentric, independent great-grandmother, who taught her about reuse and recycling long before it was fashionable.

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