WATCH: Entrepreneur Breathes New Life Into Mannequins

Judi Henderson-Townsend likes working with dummies because "they don't talk back."

It's a good thing because Hendersen-Townsend deals with lots of them at Mannequin Madness -- the company she set up that sells, rents and recycles mannequins.

Until recently, it had been an established practice for retailers to throw away mannequins -- made of out materials that do not biodegrade -- regardless of their condition. Not on Henderson-Townsend's watch. Her company saves 100,000 pounds of mannequin flesh from an early demise each year, and has been honored by the EPA for her work.

Watch Henderson-Townsend's Story Exchange video to see how she ended up in the arms of a mannequin: