Revolutionary Heroes: Finding value in construction waste is cheaper than throwing it away

Avi Golen & Jon Wybar: Waste WarriorsGiven Philadelphia’s revolutionary past, it’s no surprise the city is at the forefront of a revolution in sustainability. Or that a company called Revolution Recovery would be in the vanguard. Since its founding in 2007 by Avi Golen and Jon Wybar, construction waste recycler Revolution Recovery has pioneered methods for sorting and locally reusing, repurposing and recycling reclaimed materials. As these graphics show, the company’s growth has been explosive. And by recognizing and extracting value from the waste they receive, they cost less than a landfill. That’s revolutionary.

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Story by Jon McGoran.