Category: Green Planet

Recycling is Eco-Friendly

WHEN THE PIONEERS WERE HEADING across the plains, nothing ever went to waste. Women knitted wool scraps into mittens and dolls’ clothing, and boiled ashes and animal fat into soap. Anything on the trail that could be burned was used for heating. Back then, recycling and repurposing was a necessity. Today, the use of recycled [...]

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Everything Old is New Again when it Comes to Repurposed Industrial Materials

This article from fastcoexist.com shows some ingenious ways people are finding to use industrial products no longer needed, not only are the keeping the material from being trashed they are also saving cash by giving old items a new use. One Man’s Used Vinyl Billboard… Consider the giant vinyl billboard advertisement. It’s created for some [...]

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One Man's Used Vinyl Billboard

The minds behind Repurposed Materials are finding new ways to use scrapped industrial products, keeping them out of landfills and keeping money in people’s pockets. Consider the giant vinyl billboard advertisement. It’s created for some fleeting movie or fast food promotion and then thrown away. But that’s not just an consumerism bummer; it’s also a [...]

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Where Do Old Billboards Go?

Most modern billboards, other than the horrid electronic ones, consist of a single giant plastic image. Around here they are changed out as much as every few weeks, which means an awful lot of old billboards end up somewhere. Billboard images are typically printed on PVC plastic or polyethylene. Polyethylene is the more environmentally sensitive [...]

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Repurposed Corner: Street Sweeper Brooms

Dairy basics – Cow Comfort buy cigarettes online Written by Damon Carson Here is a second innovative idea from Damon Carson on reusing what some may consider to be “junk” materials. Look for future articles, and be sure to submit your own repurpose ideas to emily@progressivedairy.com. Also see Repurposed corner: Recycled billboard tarps. The byproduct [...]

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Repurposing Even Better Than Recycling

Billboards as tarps? Used conveyor belt beds as stall and trailer mats? You better believe it! Repurposed Materials, Inc, a company in the Denver, Colorado area is taking “going green” to a whole new level for the horse industry! Company founder, Damon Carson, believes his company’s tagline: “Repurposing and Re-using Waste and Byproducts of Industry” [...]

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Damon Carson, a Man with a Repurpose

By Mike Taylor Damon Carson shops for clothes at thrift stores, spends Saturday mornings hitting garage sales and drives a Chevy pickup with 230,000 miles on it. Not that he has to. Carson was still in his early 20s when he and a business partner launched a waste-hauling business in Breckenridge. They sold it to [...]

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American Picker

By Chris Fox, Associate Editor, PD&D It’s not recycling, it’s repurposing. Just over a year ago, the owner of a waste company was struck with a vision for old billboard vinyls. Marketing departments use billboards to advertise to commuters, but those advertisements outdate quickly, and are no long of any use to marketing. The heavy [...]

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Others See Trash, He Sees Treasure

By Claire Marti Spells To Get Your Ex Back Fast n / The Denver Post Where others see garbage, Damon Carson sees possibility. At Repurposed Materials, his warehouse and yard in Denver, customers can find stacks of folded billboard vinyl, pressure-treated 2-by-6 lumber, 55-gallon barrels, swaths of conveyor belting and tire tread, slabs of snowplow [...]

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