In this photo taken, March 12, 2015, Patrick Chirico, owner of Wrecords By Monkey, poses with a clock his company has made from a recycled record at his production shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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"It can stay in a landfill for hundreds if not a thousand years," Goldstein says.To reduce his carbon footprint, Chirico says, he uses 90 percent of every record. Brooklynphono, which opened in 2003, recycles, or "regrinds," discarded vinyl to create new albums in addition to using new vinyl.Owner Thomas Bernich says he and his wife started out with two old machines to press vinyl and now have five.General manager Steve Sheldon says Rainbo turned out about 7 million records last year and expects to exceed that in 2015 .His biggest year for vinyl, he says, was 1977, the year Elvis Presley died. That year, Rainbo pressed 11 million records.
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