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In 2012, Americans produced roughly 251 million tons of garbage; the weight equivalent of 282 Golden Gate Bridges. While our modern throwaway lifestyles produce staggering heaps of refuse, innovations in waste management focus on diverting discarded materials away from landfills and incinerators while simultaneously breathing new life into our trash products. How does garbage become repackaged as a profitable commodity? Read more.