Seeing a problem and finding a green solution is a great way to be mindful. Brian, a San Diego construction company owner did just that. He founded 8point8 , a reclaimed wood company that makes items from reclaimed wood that cannot be recycled because of nails. “As construction started to slow in 2008,” owner Brian explains, “and new Construction Recycling Regulations were coming into effect, I tried to put together a job-site recycling company. Nearly every material had its own recycling/reuse center except wood with nails, which was going to be the most expensive material to get rid of. After many experiments with different types of wood, aged Cedar turned out to work the best because of its low moisture content and natural resistance to rot.” Open to making any product that diverts wood from landfills, employing local craftsmen, and made in California. When I received my items in the mail, I was happy to see they were not packaged in Styrofoam packing peanuts, and companies like this who work towards solutions instead of ignore it, it is more than just re-purposed wood: it is re-purposed attitude.
See his shop at www.etsy.com/shop/8point8