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repurposedMATERIALS
Denver, CO

Tarps

Belting

We have helped corporate America divert nearly 2,000,000 pounds of waste from the landfill through “repurposing.”

re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS  (noun) Byproducts and waste that have value “as is” to a second, unrelated industry.  (See fun examples below) 

I’d like to give a quick primer on our company.  Our company is focused on the creative re-use side of the famous three-sided reduce, re-use, recycle arrowed triangle.  repurposedMATERIALS is the only company in America whose entire product line is made of “repurposed” items. 

What is “repurposing?”  Repurposing IS creative Reuse. It is NOT recycling that has gotten all the buzz since the 1970s.  Remember, recycling requires huge amounts of energy to melt, grind, chip, or shred a waste stream into a useable feedstock to be used as a raw material to manufacture something new.  With “repurposing”, we deal with byproducts and waste that get a second life because they have value “as is.”

Our customers often ask, “does ‘repurposing’ make more sense economically or environmentally?”  We feel it makes incredible sense both ways. 

Here are some examples of “repurposed” products to get you thinking…
           
Advertising Billboards repurposed as tarps for equipment, materials, etc.
Scrap Conveyor Belting repurposed as protective mats, etc.
Rubber Roofing Membrane repurposed as heavy-duty weed barriers, pond liners, etc.
Super Sacks repurposed as waste and debris containers, etc.
Filter Cloths repurposed as tough, yard debris tarps
275 gal Totes repurposed as water tanks, fire fighting rigs, etc.

If you’d like learn more about “repurposing”, you can view a video on our YouTube channel.  (Or click here to view our Power Point presentation.) Below, click to view any national media article at full size.

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