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Big Green Recycling Machine – Urban Milwaukee

Stained glass windows salvaged by WasteCap Resource Solutions. Photo by Amanda Mickevicius.Stained glass windows salvaged by WasteCap Resource Solutions. Photo by Amanda Mickevicius.

WasteCap receives a “Raz-List” from the City of Milwaukee. This list includes foreclosed homes and buildings that will be torn down one way or the other. Some are eligible for deconstruction, meaning they torn down by hand by workers, rather than razed by machines. Ogden says the price tag on razing a house is $15,000 charged to the city, so deconstruction saves money for taxpayers. WasteCap also pays the city for materials salvaged from tear-downs.

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Agave Bagasse: Turning tequila waste into building materials

It basically takes three steps to turn agave bagasse into a building material:

They physically remove the alcohol, sugar, bone, and shell, so just the fiber remains.

They dry the remaining fiber, then pulverize it into a powder.

They add a compatibilizing agent to make the powder behave like a plastic and interact well with the recycled plastic.

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