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Looptworks and 'upcycling' turn discards into dollars

Scott Hamlin can rattle off environmental data with a professor's familiarity. It takes at least 400 gallons of water to make a T-shirt. Textile waste makes up at least 5 percent of U.S. landfills. As much as 4,500 pounds of leather can be discarded daily from one manufacturer.