New items added this week! A huge supply of leather and upholstery fabric; top quality veneer; cushion and padding foam; tube foam; rigid foam …and more.
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Seattle, WA – K2 and Efikio. In this story, a product is just beginning its second life. The starting material is neoprene in the form of wetsuits. These wetsuits had various assembly issues and were not sellable by the manufacturer K2. Luckily K2 has a growing relation with Efikio, a West Seattle, Washington company specializing
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Co-Executive Director Mary Rose has been invited to speak at ReuseConex, an international conference and expo focused on materials reuse and sustainability.
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SULTAN, WA — Werner Paddles of Sultan, Washington is among the first users of a recycled carbon fiber compound made from scrap fiber from the Boeing Company. RTP Co. of Winona MN has introduced recycled aircraft-grade carbon fiber into compounds that deliver high performance at lower levels than conventional carbon fiber. In a special compound,
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Burlap Sack Vegetables Planting in burlap sacks from coffee roasters and shops is ideal if space is an issue or if the soil quality is not great. We planted potatoes in burlap this year. Start with the edges rolled down to create a shorter bag. Fill the burlap sack with about five inches of loose soil.
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Karl Ostrom, Ph.D. Co-director of the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability will be moderating a Solutions Lab at Go Green 14. Getting Beyond Sustainable Business as Usual: Creating Strategies for Scaling up the Impact of Sustainable Business Practices The growth of sustainable business leadership, innovation, management and CSR reporting has been remarkable in the
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Someone let the cat out of the Duluth Pack bag a week early. Social media went abuzz late this week when word got out that the Duluth outdoor gear maker was about to introduce a duffel and shell bag made out of material once used in the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. “It’s
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