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Newsletter 12-20-18


    Dec 20, 2018     Please FORWARD to a colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

    re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>
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    BEFORE"The pallets were used for repacking liquor bottles. The bottles went out on a truck without a pallet so we would reuse the pallets. We are no longer doing that repack and do not need the pallets.  These pallets cost about $100/pallet new." Andrew 

    AFTER: We sold a bunch of plastic pallets to a farmer to stack his hay on.  It helps the hay stay dry and last longer if it isn't stacked directly on the damp ground.  AND, plastic pallets last a lot longer and don't crack and break your ankles when you walk on them.  Don, we appreciate your business!  

    Plastic Pallets  Make/Model: Orbis  Size: 40" x 48" Qty: 950  Price: $25/ea  L: Chicago 
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    repurposedINBOX"I'm with the Danish National Police.  We have decided to buy a used military 100ft cargo parachute for a training tool. It hasn't been possible for us to buy one in Europe, so now we will try to buy one in the US." - Martin

    Military Cargo Parachutes Several sizes available.  ORDER ONLINE>>

    interestingTIDBIT:  "Hey Damon, One of the buyers of 'whiskers' (the shavings coming from when we grind a point on a nail) is music speaker manufacturers.  They add the 'whiskers' to the bottom of the speaker cabinets as ballast so they don't tip over.  A drum of nails weighs about 700 lbs by contrast a drum of nail 'whiskers' weighs about 2,000 lbs." - Chad   

    Q #1: Do you know of other interesting "repurposes" for shavings or turnings or "whiskers"?
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    Q #2: Do you have shavings or turnings waste that would be a candidate for "repurposing"?  If yes, 
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