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Rags Exchange: From Landfill to New Life

| Case Studies | October 19, 2011

Box of Rags

Canyon Creek Cabinet Company and Exotic Metals Forming Company Company Background: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, located in Monroe, WA, is a leading manufacturer of affordable custom framed and frameless style cabinetry for kitchens, baths, home offices, entertainment centers and other rooms in the home. Founded in 1981, Canyon Creek has been recognized for its history

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Acetone Distilling

| Case Studies | October 19, 2011

Canyon Creek Acetone Distiller

The challenge for Canyon Creek was to reduce their consumption of acetone, therefore reducing their impact on the environment and reducing costs related to both purchasing and disposing of the acetone.

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Green Dreams: Coveting Sustainable Glass Art

| Materials & Applications | October 9, 2011

Glass countertops

As someone in the early stages of building my own home, (at this point, a bare earth foundation pad), when I actually allow myself the luxury of dreaming about kitchen finishes, I can’t help but look at the various treatments with a certain unrestrained design lust. My mind wanders to the rich variety of sustainable

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E-Cycle Washington–Big opportunity for small businesses to recycle computers for free

| Materials & Applications | October 9, 2011

Computer Recycling

By Suellen Mele Electronics manufacturers are showing just how well product stewardship programs can work in Washington. E-Cycle Washington is recycling huge quantities of computers, monitors and TVs from residents, schools and small businesses – all paid for and provided by the manufacturers who make the products.

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By-Product Synergy Players Are Stars On The Sustainability Team!

| Articles | September 27, 2011

Wooden Palettes

Headlines often focus on climate change, energy policy, and the economy. But you know what? All of these issues are, in part, symptoms of how we use materials. If we want to address the issues behind the headlines, we need folks, especially business persons, like By-Product Synergy NW participants, who are willing to address the material foundation of our economy. In fact, as we know deeply, the thriving of future life for people and all living things depends upon how we relate to the Earth — how we use materials.

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