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Our pal Diane (=Craftypod) checks out a brand of glue made from recycled styrofoam:
The founders of Glu6 contacted me about their new glue made from recycled styrofoam, and I was immediately intrigued. They’re sourcing the styro from local businesses in the Bay Area (near San Francisco) – material from packaging, mostly. Styrofoam occupies landfills pretty much forever, so I love the idea of turning it into something useful!
The Glu6 folks were kind enough to send me samples of two formulas with applications for crafters: the Glu6 Craft Paste, and the Glu6 Original liquid glue. I dug around in my stash and came up with a range of materials to test them out. Here are my findings….
There are some caveats, but Diane concludes that “Glu6 Craft Paste is dandy for paper crafts in particular.” Check out her full take here: Review: Glu6, a Glue Made From Recycled Styrofoam « CraftyPod