Talk about a sustainable business. The non-profit RE Store, with warehouses in Bellingham and beautiful downtown Ballard, has been paying...

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Talk about a sustainable business. The non-profit RE Store, with warehouses in Bellingham and beautiful downtown Ballard, has been paying its own way since 1992, helping Puget Sound recyclers reuse the remains of the day.

The RE Store is the Goodwill of the salvage business. Marty Brennan, outreach manager and architecture student, calls the job they do “salvagetechture” and says the goal is to put the landfills out of business.

Seattle’s a prime place for this, partly because it’s eco-virtuous, and partly because there’s no guy named Vinnie with a corner on “waste management.”