Rethinking Waste: New Life to Old Fire Hoses

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Fundamentally, waste doesn’t have to exist. It is simply a matter of rethinking of the item as a resource and find new uses for the material. Today we got an interesting request – What to do with a city’s worth of old fire hoses. What an interesting and fun challenge. Feel free to add your thoughts.

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Rethinking Waste: Walmart Style

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Here are two Rethinking Waste stories that are worth sharing for their innovative efforts to close the loop and upcycle store waste. These were shown at the Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting – November 12, 2009 1) “The Secret Life of Walmart’s Deli Pizza Box” 2) Of Styrofoam, Workforce Rehabilitation, and Pictureframes: A great story of [...]

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Rethinking Waste: Firehoses, Coffee Sacks, & CSR

Ran across another British firm rethinking industrial waste streams as supply streams. Eako is upcycling. They are taking condemned fire-hose and waste coffee sacks and creating belts (marrying them with reclaimed pewter), placemats, bags (lined with decommissioned office furniture textiles or scrap sail cloth), purses (made from hoses and optical bags), and wallets.

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