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How are people managing yard sales in the age of social distancing?

May 25, 2020
Some states, as they start to reopen, are putting out guidelines for those who want to sell items at garage, stoop and yard sales.
States are setting guidelines for safe garage and yard sales to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Reduce, reuse ... refill? Some stores are offering products without the packaging

Feb 17, 2020
Refill stations sell beauty products and home cleaning supplies in little to no packaging.
The refill station at No Tox Life in Los Angeles lets customers buy products like dishwasher detergent and hand soap from large glass jugs and pay by the ounce.
Sue Carpenter

Something new from something blue

Jan 2, 2015
Turning your dad's jeans into profit.

After being removed, does storm debris have value?

May 27, 2013
Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.

How can we repurpose dead malls and big box stores?

Aug 26, 2010
I did a story about Costco's decision to lease out space at a couple malls around the country. (Listen here.) It got me wondering about other, l...