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Formerly incarcerated people help resolve America’s waste problem

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, 600 million tons of construction and demolition waste is generated in the US annually. A San Francisco-based startup is using this as on opportunity to reduce America’s waste by selling furniture handmade by formerly incarcerated people, using discarded materials from construction sites. The 1-year old company aims to divert waste from going into overflowing landfills, while creating opportunities for people released from incarceration. Read more about the inspiring initiative.

 

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