In a still from a time-lapse video, workers remove seats from Atlanta's Philips Arena to be recycled. (Courtesy Atlanta Hawks)

The removal of 12,500 seats from Atlanta’s Philips Arena as part of the 19-year-old venue’s phased $192.5 million remodel, created 64 tons of recyclable material, one of the largest seat recycling efforts at an arena.

The NBA’s Atlanta Hawks partnered with Atlanta’s Rubicon Global, a company with a focus on recycling and waste-reduc...

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