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San Francisco Artists Make Art From Trash

It is said that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and the idea helped inspire an program in San Francisco, where recycled materials are used to create works of art. They work at a recycling center of a company called Recology, as part of an art program that the employee-owned firm started 25 years ago.   As workers sift the garbage in a massive warehouse, artist Ma Li is at work next door, shaping plastic bottles into hanging star bursts. She receives a stipend to...

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