[Blabber] Where to dumpster-dive a few feet of plastic strapping material?

Peter S. Shenkin shenkin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 23:58:08 UTC 2017


If you can't find it elsewhere, you can buy 25' from Amazon for $13:

https://smile.amazon.com/PAC-Strapping-4828-300-General-Polyester/dp/B006LS717U/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1505692406&sr=8-6&keywords=plastic+strapping

-P.



On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 7:52 PM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bed Bath and Beyond on 6th will tie your packages up with it - they may
> part with some if you ask nicely
>
> On Sep 17, 2017, at 4:49 PM, Wang D <damonwang at uchicago.edu> wrote:
>
> I'm trying to dumpster-dive for a few feet of plastic strapping material
> [1]  to stiffen the opening of a dry-bag-style roll-top closure [2].
>
> I can't find anyone willing to sell me less than a kilometer at a time.
> But I assume it must be thrown away all the time by businesses that have
> cut it off their packages.
>
> Anyone know what sort of businesses in New York would receive packages
> secured with plastic strapping?
>
> Wang
>
> [1] E.g., https://www.greenerpackage.com/sites/default/files/Strapping.jpg or
> https://www.gordianstrapping.co.uk/media/Content/Images/
> industries/packaging_industry.jpg
>
> [2] https://www.rei.com/media/product/786435
>
>
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