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Re: [GreenYes] wooden crates
Hi Jean Ann,

Sorry to have missed you in Austin,
but thanks for joining and posting to the Greenyes List!

There was one woman who was subscribed to a
year or so ago who created flower boxes for sale
in major gardening mags out of crates.
Kris Copenhagen from Portland OR.
I do not know if her email address is still valid,
as she is no longer subscribed to our list.
I know the website she used to have is gone.
You might try a google search on her name.

For composting they would have to be entirely free
of wood preservatives, hence some lethargy from the
composting contingent. Can you guarantee the wood is
preservative free? Plus they would have to be chipped,
and I'm not sure how many small-time composters
have chippers that will handle the inevitable embedded
nails and wire.

What you have posted in the way of networking is ideal for
the GreenYes list! However, I would like to point out one thing:

It's very important at this time not to include graphics
like your logo in your signature. It's one thing to supply
a signature with a text-only contact info, url and a friendly quote.
It wouldn't be long before we had full blown
ad's in signatures, which I really would like to avoid on this list.

I would be very grateful if you would read our netiquette and
faq pages regarding text-only posting here:

Good luck finding someone to take your crates!



----- Original Message -----
From: jholt
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 2:06 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] wooden crates

Chris, came close to meeting you several times at the National Recycling
Coalition in Austin this year.  Every time I walked by you were away from
your booth.  Maybe next time.

My company is now taking all the wood waste from a large local company to
recycle it and keep it out of the landfills.  I've addressed this room once
before about this but got little response (althought that response WAS
appreciated).  I have an abundance of once-used wooden crates of a variety
of sizes.  Like 2 x 2 x 2 to the size of a shed.  I tried contacting
vermicomposters to no avail.

Anyone out there know of any uses for crates?  They are in pristine
condition, and we would hate to turn them into mulch (landfilling is NOT an

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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