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    Interesting recycling article

    Recycling Reality: Humans Set to Trash Most Elements on the Periodic Table - Yahoo! News

    Little to no recycling of neodymium, copper and aluminum at 50% - the list goes on and on. Theoretically all metal is 100% recyclable.

    It almost makes me want to start a yard that does everything except tin/iron/steel. Of course, I would need to find an outlet for all that stuff that doesn't involve shipping it overseas.

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    Sad but true. If the regular person and/or company cant make enough money on one piece of material, they going to toss it in that trash can that is sooo much easier than shipping/delivering it to someone. And for the refiners same principle.
    'There is two kinds of people in this world, One opens his wallet and pays for it, and the other opens his toolbox and fixes it' Quote from my grandfather, A quote me and my father live by.

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    It costs the same to make a glass bottle as a Ali can.

    That Ali can can be recycled 12 times for the same energy it took to make it in the first place.

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