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Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...building materials from ending up in landfills, and from a financial perspective, both parties win here. Rather than paying to remove and dispose of building ma...

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Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this sweet l...

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Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...materials for this project were not only local, they came from within 5 feet of the building site. The whole process of building this backyard studio (whic...

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"The Boneyard" in Arizona, the world’s biggest aircraft graveyard
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Old airplane fuselage is finding a new life as recycled building material.

...materials. © Bio-Luminum CoveringsETC is now able to melt the reclaimed aluminum into blocks ...

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Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...building materials Doors: Exterior doors from the past might be best left alone, since they are part of your building envelope and should be well-insulated...

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Diving to retrieve sunken timber from the log drive
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Reclaiming sunken timber from the log drive

...building materials go, it doesn't get much better than this. The end product is of superior quality, and you are essentially cleaning up rivers and saving fores...

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Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...Reclaimed doors Pros : Reusing materials diverts waste from landfills and reduces manufacturing, shipping and foresting. Depending on the quality and s...

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Shipping container home
Tiny house

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...building constructed without highly conductive materials extending into interior division walls. 2. Recyclability: Metal is infinitely recy...

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Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...building materials you’ll find, are the ones that have been used before. There are businesses that specialize in reclaimed materials by purchasing their stock f...

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Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...Reclaimed wood from demolition : there are businesses that specialize in salvaging building materials from demolition projects, then offer them for resale in va...

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Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

Though we all diligently cart our plastic to the curb for recycling, the sad reality is that only about 7% of it is commercially viable for recycling, the rest...

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