Happy new year!
Wishing everyone a safe & happy holiday season! We’re so excited about the New Year and what it may bring!
Local sustainability around the world
In our recent travels around the world, we visited the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam, where we came across a great example of local sustainability at play. During the Vietnam War, local villagers would re-purpose used car tires into footwear worn by the soldiers. Today, that practice continues.
Know anyone in the UK?
We’ll be in London UK from the 10th Jan through to the 10th Feb so if you know anyone we should meet with while there, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to meeting with the CIPS head office in the UK to look at how we can encourage global sustainability practices across procurement functions.
Our first listing!
Meanwhile, we currently have a listing in Australia for some custom wooden pallets. Located in Lilydale, Victoria, these custom designed wooden skids to allow safe handling of copper rods. The shape is unique in its design to suits the application and could only be re-used of we returned the skids to the overseas suppliers, which is not economical.
These are defect-free, and there is a consistent supply of approximately 300 to 400 a month that is currently going to waste.
SEN has already contacted three different companies we thought may be able to re-purposes these skids:
A group that creates hanging veggie gardens out of old skids
A landscaping company; and
A company that makes cubby houses for kids
However if you can make use of these, or know of someone who can, please reach out to us.
On the topic of skids…
Every year hundreds of thousands of crates and pallets
containing goods and components from all over the world are imported into Australia. Much of this packaging ends up in landfill, and it is estimated that over 500,000 tonnes of timber waste is disposed of each year in Victoria – enough to fill the MCG one and a half times.
With this knowledge, who do you know that can utilise these crates and pallets? Or do you have an idea for how to re-utilise this continuous supply? Get in touch and let’s see if we can close this loop.
Then register it here
. As we mentioned on our launch night, we may not be able to find a recipient or a supplier it straight away, but as our network grows, invariably the connections will come. Having your listings registered means we’re always on the look out to bring the right people in!
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