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Re: [GreenYes] saw dust (TREX = progress?)
I get a real bad feeling hearing about wood being mixed with plastic and
being called recycling. Always remember that recycling plastic is a
misconception. Recycling plastic is a minimal standard....ONLY if it is
made. But why justify the making of plastic by associating it with a natural
entity?

In a move similar to adding plastic to wood, scientists installed a living
eel brain in small robot (see SF Chronicle 23apr01
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/23
/MN141667.DTL )

They call this stuff progress.

Paul Goettlich
PO  Box 517
Berkeley  CA  94701

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steen, Terri - Contractor" <Terri_Steen@belvoir.army.mil>
To: "multiple recipients of" <greenyes@earthsystems.org>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 6:03 AM
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] saw dust


> Trex uses sawdust and plastic film waste to make its plastic lumber.  I
know
> they are opening production capacity in the West, but I can't remember
> where.  www.trex.com
> Clean sawdust would also be a good additive to a compost pile, wouldn't
it?
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Michelle Minstrell [mailto:mgminstr@gw.fis.ncsu.edu]
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 7:49 AM
> To: multiple recipients of
> Subject: Re: [GreenYes] saw dust
>
> If it is untreated, unpainted wood and thus clean sawdust, you may try
> local petstores.
> It may be a small market, but I used to go to a local lumber yard to get
> sawdust for pet cage lining.
> Depending on your production, maybe there is an eco-litter producer in
> your area, or a plastic/wood lumber maker.
> Good luck-
>
> Michelle G. Minstrell
> NCSU Recycling/Solid Waste Manager
> (919)-515-9883
> http://www.ncsu.edu/facilities/recycling/index.htm
>
> >>> <OAKPLANTERBOX@cs.com> 04/23/01 04:43AM >>>
> What could I use sawdust for? Or where could I take it to be recycled?
> Right
> now I bag it in 55 gallon trash bags until I figure out what to do with
> it. I
> screen it before I bag it. Small shop.
>
> Kris
> The Oakplanterbox.
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