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Newsletter - Jan 14, 2016


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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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Q:  How do you think Whole Foods is planning to "repurposing" a pair propane tanks?  See answer at the bottom of this newsletter!

HINT:  They're "repurposing" them in a way to build company/employee morale!
Billboard Vinyls.  L: Den, Chi  ORDER ONLINE>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  BrightView, the mega landscape company created with the recent merger of Brickman and ValleyCrest, purchased Billboard Vinyls yesterday.  They aren't just about landfill diversion, they are about Environmentally Preferred Purchasing.  Are you?
behind-the-CURTAIN.  Inc. magazine columnist and radio personality Eric Holtzclaw did an hour long, live interview with our founder Damon Carson yesterday on his radio show.  For a fun, behind-the-curtain view of repurposedMATERIALS, download and listen on your commute.  Listen/Download>>
repurposedFUNNY:  A Ph.D. from Ohio State University was leading a sustainability session that Damon attended a year or so ago about starting a byproduct synergy group.  Damon went up and introduced himself afterward and offered to help the group by trying to find "repurposes" for some of the waste streams.  He cut him short and said, "We don't like 'scavengers' like you in our groups."  Ah, the academic elites, you got to love them.  

readerRESPONSE #1: "Damon, About the so-called academic from Ohio State U.:  For the past couple of years, I’ve been a Teaching Assistant in Sustainability.  I can tell you that our program has the exact opposite attitude to that Buckeye's.  I think 'repurposing' is a great idea. It is a common saying in our program that the most efficient car is the one that doesn’t have to be built, an idea that your company puts into practice every day!  Keep up the good work, and more power to you." - Pete w/ Harvard University Extension School

readerRESPONSE #2: "I LOL on this article.  I know EXACTLY who you were talking to!  We non-academics at U of FL love your newsletter and wish we could figure out how to do more 'repurposing' on our campus." - Marie w/ Univ of Florida

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Rubber Skeletons.  These are 36" x  25' long rolls of multiple ply rubber where  parts have been cut out.  These are pretty much like the steel skeletons we have but this is rubber and so it has different attributes like it is flexible and much longer per piece.  ORDER ONLINE>>

Q: How could these rubber skeletons be "repurposed"?  Email Ideas>>
"If anyone has to put a trail or road in in soft soil, you could use the rubber skeleton as a structural member under your roadway." - Bill

"Depending on the size of the cut section it could be used as a snow fence used up here in Canada for area were there lots of wind, it create a retaining wall." - Daniel

"If they are somewhat strong, a roll or part of a roll could be used as a "sand ladder" for vehicles. I live in Bermuda Dunes, CA and a number of people do not have 4-wheel drive and even 4-wheel drive does not work on soft sand." - Greg
Gym Floor Wood.  L: Chi  Click Here for Gym Floor Wood Pricing>>
Conveyor Belting.  Sizes 4"-70" wide available.  L: Chi, Den, Atl  Click Here for Pricing>>

repurposedPROJECT:  We sold about 500' of 70" conveyor belting last week to a bridge construction company.  They are rolling it out on their barges to protect the decks when they run crawler cranes unto them.  Richard, we appreciate your ingenuity!