Material World

O, The Oprah Magazine, September 2012

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Damon Carson is a self-described tightwad. The tattered desk chair in his Denver office was pulled from a Dumpster–a decade ago. He drives a used '99 Chevy Silverado and wears thrift-store clothes. For several years, Carson ran a garbage company in the ritzy Colorado ski towns of Vail and Breckenridge, which regularly brought him to a local landfill. There he often saw brand-new windows and cabinets amid the rubble, and sometimes rescued these items from the pile. "It was heartbreaking to see perfectly good things about to be buried," he says.

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