Sunday, July 7, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not

Ever wonder what 3500 wastebaskets looks like?  Well, it's enough to fill a 24-foot enclosed truck.  It will fill 18 pallets stacked over 7 feet high.  
“When the truck door opened. I just laughed,” said Sustainable Surplus Exchange director, Sue Prelozni.  The donation came from Ashford University, of the Bridgepoint Education holdings group.  They chose to repurpose versus dispose of the wastebaskets when they changed their waste and recycling collection system on campus.
“We sent about half of the wastebaskets to Father Joe’s Villages,” said Prelozni.  The other half is being repurposed to the educators and nonprofit workers who attend our BYOB events and Exchanges.

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