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

Wang D damonwang at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 18 00:27:47 UTC 2017


Thank you, Peter, I did just that.  By the way, your link is to a 300 ft
roll, not 25 ft, but I can still convince myself I'll use that much
eventually.

Wang

On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 7:59 PM Peter S. Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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