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Recycled, repurposed and renovated: Builders adapting sustainable practices

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Recycled, repurposed and renovated: Builders adapting sustainable practices

Twenty million tonnes of waste are sent to Canadian landfill sites each year; one-third of that comes from the construction, renovation and demolition industries. But with many existing landfill sites approaching capacity across the country, the pressure is on for builders and architects to reduce, reuse and recycle, a trend that is catching on with homeowners.  Story by Sharon Crowther, The Globe and Mail


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