With our planet in the state it is environmentally, and population continuing to grow, it is important we start reducing, reusing, and recycling as much as we possibly can. Re-purposing is taking an item that was once used and transforming the item to have a different use. By doing this it helps keep a lot of products out of the landfills. Locally, there are many stores that sell re-furbished items for people to purchase and re-purpose.
What Triad Re-Purposes
When trucks come to Triad with house clean outs, or demolition debris, there are sometimes many usable items inside the dumpsters. What we do here at Triad is try to finds uses for as many of these items as we can. Currently, we are working on cleaning up and painting old antique windows from old homes in the Buffalo area. This involves sanding them down, cleaning, and re-painting. We then try to sell these windows for people to use as picture frames, or decoration in their home.
Changing Social Norms
By doing this with the windows, we are hoping to reduce the amount of home decor that goes to landfills, and promote the mindset that re-purposing items is cooler than going to the store and buying brand new things. If people see these windows around and enjoy the way they look, hopefully it will become a trend.
Visit our Youtube page to see a step by step guide on how to transform an old window into a beautiful picture frame.