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William Tuorto, founder and chair of Global Eco-Logical ServicesInc. in , accomplished more during the first six months ofthis year than many entrepreneurs achieve in a lifetime. While most29-year-olds are building Internet firms by cobbling together bits,bytes and , he has staked his claim in thegritty of solid-waste management.

Global Eco-Logical's genesis was actually industryconsolidation among the big boys. "Because of themergers," says Tuorto, "they got in what some could arguewas a situation. They had to divest, and that opened themid-Atlantic and the Northeast regions for us."

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