I love ventures that take hard to recycle items and make something from them. I'm looking for the holy grail business that makes something of value from the old tube TVs now that everyone is going flatscreen or mobile for their media watching.
NPR just did a story on Spring Back, which is a Nashville business using hard-to-hire workers to process hard-to-recycle product. The mattresses are sliced open, then the steel coils go to the metal recycler and the foam is chopped up for carpet padding. The job is labor intensive, and Spring Back provides employment and business training for formerly incarcerated men and women.