A home was recently torn down near my home. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the windowsills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and sent to the landfill. In addition, the house had beautiful doors of natural birch wood and beautiful hardwood floors, all of which went to the landfill as well.
We all live on this planet together. All resources are not renewable and we all take the consequences of not treating our Earth well. When a house is to be demolished, perhaps cities could post this information and allow the public a few days to salvage the good and usable things from a proposed demolition site.