Annals of Recycling: The Beer Can House


Michael Stravato for The New York Times

John Milkovisch spent twenty years emptying 50,000 beer cans and recycling them into cladding for his house and workshop, using the tops for a clever sun-shading system. It opens this weekend as Houston's latest tourist attraction. A quote from Mr. Milkovisch is on a wall: "They say every man should leave something to be remembered by. At least I accomplished that goal."

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