Category: Industry Byproducts

A New Way to Line the Pool – Another Recycling Breakthrough?

Green usually isn't a word you want to hear in association with pools, but Repurposed Materials might have a way to change your mind about that. With a motto like “Repurposing and reusing waste and byproducts of industry,” you know this company is as green as it gets. Unlike most recycled materials, however, the products [...]

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Transforming Waste to Usable Products

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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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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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Denver Company Rescues and Resells Usable Industrial Byproducts

By Claire Martin android sms spy Where others see garbage, Damon Carson sees possibility. At Repurposed Materials, his warehouse and yard north of Park Hill, 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 rubber and used brushes from street sweepers. [...]

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Green Boating with Fire Hoses

New company promotes use of retired fire hoses as dock edge bumpers… We just came across a company based in Denver, Colorado, that makes it easier to be an environmentally conscientious boater. We’ve seen what looked like old fire hoses around docks before and wondered what exactly it was. If it was fire hose we [...]

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