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The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade

Updated Monday, 7th July 2014

Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests. 

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Mobile phone recycling plant Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Lucidwaters | Dreamstime.com Each week, The Open University and BBC Radio 4 come together to grill the people who run the businesses that shape the world.

How do you ensure that you collect what others throw away? How much profit is there really to be had from creating new from old? 
 
And why aren't milk bottle tops quite the colour they once were?

Guests this week are:

 

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