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Ali Khalife, 30, sits in front of the kiln for his 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift in Sarafand, Lebanon. The oven is running at a temperature of over 2,500 degrees F, and cannot be turned off until all of their orders have been made. (Omar Alkalouti)

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By boosting the recycling of green glass and finding a new use for it, Ziad Abichaker rescued the Khalife family and their trade from the brink of extinction.

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