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Free Coroplast!

Coroplast, or corrugated plastic, is a very handy material, but it’s often hard to find small pieces whenever one needs them. After purchasing a new hand saw via Amazon a few nights back I realized I’d need to build a cover for the blade to make carrying it easy and thought that Coroplast would do the trick. So, I stopped by the best source of free Coroplast: a busy intersection.

In this area (and I presume many other parts of the country where cars are the preferred method of conveyance) companies will often place signs on the corners of intersections and leave them until they are taken or they blow away. These typically sit just below line of sight for car drivers and do little but serve as visual clutter. In the past if walking by them I’ve taken them down and thrown them away, but this time I took a couple for reuse.

So, thanks Kennedy & Ide Complete Home Remodeling and Crown Moldings ‘N More for the free Coroplast. Just like the unsold condo dealers, pyramid schemers, and personal ad sites before you I’m sure you’ll continue to do your best to ensure that our neighborhoods are littered with your advertisements. While taking them down and throwing them away is somewhat satisfying, reusing them is even better. Still, it’d be even better if you’d refrain from the suburban equivalent of flyposting.

3 Comments

  1. e
    e August 6, 2011

    FORGIVE ANY SPELLING OR GRAMMAR MISTAKES, THE ALLOWED FONT IS SO SMALL I HAVE ROUBLE READING WHAT I AM TYPING.

    Just to give you a different perspective. The Gredy Banks and GOVT.Property tax people wated to take my homestead. THESE LITTLE COROPLAST SIGNS PROMOTING MY BUSINESS SAVED MY CUSTOMERS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND EARNED ENOUGH TO PAY OFF THE BANKSTERS AND POLITICAL LEECHES!

    Many small businesses do not fit the YELLOW PAGES model for advertizing nor can justify $5,000.00 for a business card size yellow pages ad. Nor afford TV or radio ads.

    I help support my 85 year old mother with the revenue I generate and give over 10% of all I earn to help those less fortunate than I am.Including new former middle class now homeless people with kids!

    These signs are a real Godsend to many businesses and the people who relay on their products and servies, and the revenues they generate support the tax base as well.

    I personally use recycled corplast whenever I can to make my signs.

    I know you think these signs are an ugly nusiance and perhaps now that you have some other information perhaps you will think about how ebery time you pull a sign, you may be taken food off someone’s table, or aiding in their loss of their home, and effecting the lives of many other people who depend on the revenues generated.

    Just a thought……

  2. poopy
    poopy August 7, 2011

    I use these coroplast signs to wipe my butt. A great way to recycle and very easy on my hemorrhoids!

  3. c0nsumer
    c0nsumer August 7, 2011

    e: I sincerely hope that my taking down of these signs has a financial impact on these businesses; yourself included. I want them (and you) to see that spamming our community with flyposted plastic eyesores is not an appropriate way to advertise one’s business. If wasting the business’ money by throwing away their littered signs and causing a sore pocketbook is a way to do this, then by all means I’ll support it.

    If you wish to place these signs on your private property then by all means do so. Please not place them on public land or other people’s private property.

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