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What do you do with corrugated plastic scraps?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by mmblarg, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. mmblarg

    mmblarg Member

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    We have a surplus of thick 10mm corrugated plastic scraps of every stupid size in the book. Most every other material we are able to use up a good portion of our drop, except for that dang 10mm corrugated plastic.

    What do the rest of you do to recoup some of your cost on drop and get rid of scrap? Are there some businesses out there that use random sizes of corrugated plastic on a regular basis?

    We're drowning in scraps... help...
     
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    2B Very Active Member

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    we typically cut any odd down to a "standard" size.

    if it is truly a "scrap", we use them to support shipping boxes,
    we have a "crafty-crafter" bin, once it is full we contact a local crafting group, $40 and they take EVERYTHING in the bin, some of the stuff they create is inventive
    we also donate a lot to the different schools, they are always looking for stuff to do "crafts" with.
     
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  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I throw it in the trash
     
  4. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    If you have a bunch of long 4" to 6" strips you could donate them to your favorite protest, counter-protest and or occupying group. I was watching a news clip and some of the road barriers that were being thrown out of the way looked like the horizontal slats on them were 10mm Coro, covered with orange/white reflective film.
     
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    jasonx Very Active Member

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    We send them to a polypropylene recycler. We send off a truck load per week.
     
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    karst41 Member

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    recycle
     
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    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    What isn't worth saving is trash, Our recycler won't take it
     
  8. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    They're great for target practice.
    I like to make samples to have up front to give to customers... I will find a bright & vivid image and
    include some info about the material and my contact info.

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