WHAT IS “repurposing”?
BY THE BOOKS:
re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS : (noun) |
Byproducts and waste that have value “as is” to a second, unrelated industry
i.e. repurpose the company’s old conveyor belt or repurpose the billboard vinyl
IT IS TAKING A BYPRODUCT OR WASTE STREAM SUCH AS:
A retired street sweeper brush and giving it a 2nd life as a backscratcher for horses or cattle.
A decommissioned fire hose and giving it an extended life as a boat dock fender.
An obsolete ski lift cable and giving it a second life as hand railing in a luxury condo building.
We are offering a whole new frontier in the crusade for helping companies reach zero waste. We call our concept “repurposing”.
To date, our company has helped a number of organizations through “repurposing”:
US Army – Denver Broncos – City of Chicago – Nestles – Union Pacific Railroad – Oklahoma State University – Purina – US National Forest Service – Campbells Soup – State of Wyoming – Paramount Pictures – and many, many more!
WHAT “repurposing” IS NOT
“repurposing” is creative Reuse. It is NOT Recycling that has gotten all the buzz since the 1970s. Remember, Recycling requires HUGE amounts of logistics and energy to convert a waste stream into a useable feedstock to manufacture a brand new product. With “repurposing”, we deal with byproducts and waste that get a second life because they have value “as is”…no processing required. Re-use, and her cousin “repurposing”, is second only to Reduce on the much referenced waste hierarchy. Put simply, re-use and “repurposing” are the highest and best uses of waste. Yes, our company is focused on the Re-use side of the famous Reduce, Re-use, Recycle chasing arrows triangle. In fact, repurposedMATERIALS is the only company in America whose entire product line is made of “repurposed” items.
Is it economical or environmental?
IT IS ECONOMICAL….
It helps buyers
off the price of buying new products!
IT IS ECOFRIENDLY..
It helps companies keep their waste out of landfills and customers help in the goal for zero landfill waste!
We are often asked if “repurposing” makes $en$e economically or environmentally? We say it makes incredible sense BOTH ways! Said another way…“repurposing” is at the intersection of SUSTAINABILITY and AFFORDABILITY.
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