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.
PropertiesA mix of wood dust, and various glue and chemicals used with the production of engineered timber.
SustainabilityAs a engineered timber can contain known carcinogens, (formaldehyde) and easily further containminated with other materials, it's unlikely to have little use as a fuel, thus is likely to end up in landfill.