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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

When the Ravens and 49ers duked it out for football's most coveted title they did so over half a million pounds of recycled rubber. According to an Ohio ABC affiliate, the Maumee Bay Turf Center manufactured the turf at the Super Dome using recycled materials that the owner of the company says is safer than other those made from other materials.

Houston's Major League Soccer team, the Dynamo, has been orphaned as a result of Waste Management's purchase of Greenstar Recycling, which sponsors the team. The Houston Chronicle reports that the deal makes the team one of three without a corporate sponsor. However, the team's president, Chris Canetti, said that the arrangement will be good for everyone.

A resident of Corpus Christi, Texas figured that because rifle and pistol ammunition are made of metal they must be recyclable and placed the rounds in their recycling bin, reports kwtx.com. The radio station reports that the live ammunition was hand removed from the recycling stream during sorting.

ST Tissue is now making recycled tissue and toweling in Franklin, Virginia. The 70,000-ton-per-year, 85-employee operation is located at the International Paper complex in that city. Tak Investments, the owner of ST Tissue, spent $60 million in converting a printing and writing paper machine.

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