We have a chemistry waste hypothesis that is based on the “repurposing” mission/concept we’ve pioneered with durable hards goods. (see our many accolades and examples below)
Hypothesis: We believe there are lots of waste fluids and powder waste generated in America that could be “repurposed” by a 2nd, unrelated industry rather than being landfilled or sent out as HazWaste. We strongly believe there are all kinds of chemistry “repurposing” possibilities, like the two below, that have yet to be discovered. How smart would it be both environmentally and economically to try to find “repurposes” for chemistry waste and byproducts versus disposal? As evidence that I think we might be on to something, I’ve been given the honor of giving a keynote speech on “repurposing” in a few weeks to the Alliance of Hazardous Waste Professionals in Arizona.
Here are two quick examples of chemistry “repurposing”:
1) A pharmeceutical company buys new 99% isopropyl alcohol. They dip parts in one time and they can no longer use the IPA b/c of FDA regulations. A printing company then “repurposes” this used IPA from the pharmaceutical industry to clean their printing presses.
2) A resourceful asphalt paving company has found that used automotive paint from auto body facilities makes a great additive…a Hamburger Helper if you will…for their asphalt sealer. When you think about it, this used auto paint has many of the same characteristics, attributes, and engineering…eg: UV protection, durability, flexibility, etc…that are present in asphalt sealer. So, this enterprising asphalt company has proven that auto paint waste can be chemically “repurposed” as a sealcoat additive.
With yards in Denver, Chicago, Atlanta (coming later this year will be Philadelphia and Texas locations), we have interest in opportunities all across America! We look forward to being a resource on any byproducts, waste, inventories, or equipment that would be a candidate for “repurposing”! Maybe items that have been depreciated out, over orders on a job, inventory from a project that got cancelled, etc
First off, what are some examples of “repurposing”? 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. It is taking a decommissioned fire hose and giving it an extended life as a boat dock fender. It is taking an obsolete ski lift cable and giving it a second life as hand railing in a luxury condo building.
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repurposedMATERIALS is the only company in America whose entire product line is made of “repurposed” items.
To date, our company has helped a number of organizations through “repurposing”: US Army, Denver Broncos, City of Chicago, Nestles, BNSF Railroad, Oklahoma State University, Purina, US National Forest Service, Campbells Soup, State of Wyoming, Paramount Pictures, and many, many more!
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