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Joseph Alpert, an older white man stands on the right, with his son.

Joseph Alpert, J. Solotken & Co, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana. Interviewed September 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. Yes, I’m Joseph Alpert, A-L-P-E-R-T, at J. Solotken … Read More

Leonard Levine seated on a couch wearing a collared shirt and dark sport coat.

Leonard Levine, Leonard Levine Metals Corp., Northbrook, Illinois. Interviewed March 1998. Courtesy of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Transcription by Speechpad. … Read More

Nidhi Turakia, a woman of Indian descent, wearing a black and gold sweater. A convention floor is visible behind her.

Nidhi Turakia, Allied Alloys LP, Houston, Texas. Interviewed by Zachary Paul Levine, April 2019. Transcription by Speechpad. Nidhi: Sure, so I’m a second-generation … Read More

Trafalgar Square in the heart of London is the city’s most famous tourist destination. Aside from its huge pigeon population and throngs of … Read More

People from Ontario like to brag that they invented curbside recycling – the first blue-box collection program was introduced in Kitchener back in … Read More

The Eiffel Tower was never meant to be a permanent part of the Paris landscape. The structure, built in 1889 for the World’s … Read More

The U.S. scrap industry can trace its roots, in part, to the well-known Yankee peddlers, who played a significant role in establishing the … Read More

If you paid attention in high-school World Civ class, you probably recall that the Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders … Read More

Diaz-Granados, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and her team of undergraduate archaeology students have spent the last few years searching … Read More

Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling  was made possible at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, in part, with generous support from the following: EXHIBIT … Read More