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Company turns Ag waste into wearable items


A Valley woman has found success turning agricultural trash into fashionable treasure.

Old, lay flat irrigation hose used to move water through Valley farms wound up in a Selma landfill. Most people see trash but Heather Carpenter saw an opportunity. Carpenter said, “We have millions of pounds of this material on site.”

The muddy material is not recyclable but Heather figured it could be reused. She said, “We just came up with upcycling, which basically means you take product that can’t be recycled and you make it into something else.”

Watch the video here.

Source:  ABC News 7


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