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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

In a move similar to adding plastic to wood, scientists installed a living
eel brain in small robot (see SF Chronicle 23apr01
/MN141667.DTL )

They call this stuff progress.

Paul Goettlich
PO  Box 517
Berkeley  CA  94701

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steen, Terri - Contractor" <>
To: "multiple recipients of" <>
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
> they are opening production capacity in the West, but I can't remember
> where.
> Clean sawdust would also be a good additive to a compost pile, wouldn't
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Michelle Minstrell []
> 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
> >>> <> 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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