The aim of this Materials Library is to identify what sustainable materials are local and/or available to use! You may be looking for a particular material but would prefer to use surplus instead of new stock, or perhaps you have a project and are seeking inspiration and insight into other working practices or alternative products. Generally the information provided in this library has been provided through the experience and knowledge of it various users. 

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DescriptionSawdust (or wood shavings) is a by-product or waste product of woodworking operations such as sawing, milling, planing, routing, drilling and sanding. It is composed of fine particles of wood.
PropertiesHas a variety of uses, it can be formed into particle boards, used as mulch, burnt or as a fuel. It can be used in some craft hobbies, as bedding for pets and can soak up spills. It has numerous applications and has even been rumoured to be in some foods!
SustainabilityDepends on the type of wood and distance travelled. Contamination with glue particels and random debry is probably common.