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Steptoe and Son's glass act

Many scrap metal yards are now rebranding themselves as 'recycling agencies', doing the same thing they always have done, but with a more acceptable face. No longer 'rag and bone men', but 'sustainability waste managers'. Historically, finding use for waste material frequently results in beneficial by-products.

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