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U.S.E.D. is dedicated to up cycling industrial and post consumer waste making what we can out of it.  We strive to make these issues visible.

Our goal is to work directly with the industries involved to deal with their waste more efficiently.

The materials we are currently upcycling are:

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Seat Belts

The auto recyclers of Canada recycle 1.2 million cars every year.

The metals of the car are melted and used in the production of new car.  All of the plastics, different polymers, and the rubber and glass add up to  20 to 30% of each vehicle is hauled away as land fill.  There is about 1 pound of seat belt material per car.  This mean that 1.2 million pounds of just the seatbelt get hauled away to the land fill every year.

Our seat belts  are harvested from the cars at the recycling yard just before the vehicles are taken to the shredder.   They are then transported to our shop where they are cleaned disinfected and made into our products.

Shade Sail or Sun Shades

Our planet seems to keep getting warmer,  and the suns rays more harmful all the time.  This has prompted a fast growing industry.

A shade sail is a device to create outdoor shade based on the basic technology as a ship’s sail. Shade sails use a flexible membrane tensioned between several anchor points. While generally installed permanently, they are cheap and easy to set up. They are usually provided above public gathering places such as seating areas and playgrounds in countries where strong sun radiation makes prolonged stays in the open sun unpleasant or dangerous due to sunburn and skin cancer risk.

The material is HDPE  high-density polyethylene.  Shade sail companies purchase this plastic material on large rolls.   The Shade sail designs and shapes are cut from this these rolls.  Most of the shapes are triangles which leaves a very large amount of unusable cut off material which is usually discarded.

U.S.E.D. is working directly with Shade Sails Canada to upcycle their waste into usable products to minimize the amount of material destined for the land fill.

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Furniture Upholstery Fabric Sample Swatches

Furniture fashions come and go.

Large books of upholstery fabric samples are issued to retail furniture stores for you to choose the material for your new couch.  As fashions change the sample swatches are discarded and sent to the land fill.  U.S.E.D. is working with City Furniture to up cycle these materials.

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