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Old 11-14-2017, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1900 pounds of plastic

Today, we disposed of just under 1,900 lbs. of solid surface shavings, dust, and tiny scraps.
There is a local small company that is re-purposing the material into outdoor furniture. In exchange for the scrap, we will be receiving a set of four chairs(2 swivel rockers) and a tall table.

There is also another company not far from us, that makes furniture, along with many other items, from old milk jugs. They have several different colors.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting. . I wonder if we have industries like that in our area.

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Old 11-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Shaw Industries in GA uses recycled plastics to make carpet yarn. Sounds like you got a good deal!
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Woodchipper View Post
Shaw Industries in GA uses recycled plastics to make carpet yarn. Sounds like you got a good deal!
We were mostly happy to get rid of it and to have a place for future waste to go. It's nice that it's being recycled rather than filling a spot in the ground.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We have a company down under, that recycles printer and inkjet cartridges, into garden bed edging, which in turn, I make into Pens, black body with bits of colour in them, red, blue, white, sometimes a bit of copper or Aluminum come to light. Only problem is that they require a lot of CA to give a nice finish. Made 110 of them back in 2011, now am allergic to the stuff, just a whiff of it and my nose runs, and I get a dry cough.
Will see if I can find a blank of it, and a finished one to show.
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