The 4th at Forklift: See what’s on sale in the warehouse

We’re open on July 4th, and it’s the last day of our storewide sale!

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July Sales

Drumroll, please…July’s monthly sale is 50% off doors! And did you hear we’re extending our hours? Now you have an extra hour to shop, every day of the week!

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Changemaker Challenge: Go zero waste and turn plastic scraps into eco bricks!

Plastic pollution is a huge problem that all humans and animals are facing. Future generations will never know the beautiful world that we grew up with, because they’ll be stuck cleaning up what we’ve left behind. The best way to tackle the ever growing problem of plastic pollution is to go ZERO WASTE! First and foremost, this means that we must stop consuming plastic as much as possible. Our daily use of plastic bottles, take out containers, cups, straws, lids, forks, spoons, plates, cellophane, and excess packaging is a direct, daily source of environmental harm. We are all on this planet together, and we all have to start doing our part to slow down and stop plastic consumption in our daily lives. One fantastic and creative way to reduce our production of plastic waste and begin our zero waste habits is to make bottle bricks! Bottle bricks (or eco bricks) are plastic bottles stuffed to the brim with man-made, non-biodegradable materials. Rumor has it that this idea originated in a small town in Central America, as the local solution to a widespread problem. Corporations like Coca-Cola and Lays would import their products into small towns without municipal waste collection and recycling facilities, so the trash would wind up in a pile in the middle of town, blowing around in the wind, getting caught in the waterways, and affecting the local wildlife. Sick of the sight of the plastic, and its impact on their local environment, some innovative people decided to clean the plastic and stuff it into bottles. They used the resulting “bottle bricks” as a building material – an alternative to the energy intensive, and sometimes expensive, regular bricks. This idea has taken off! All around the world, people are cleaning up their neighborhoods and making these Portable Landfill Devices.  Through the Peace on Earthbench Movement (POEM),  folks build benches made from bottle bricks all around the world. Another organization, Hug It Forward, is using bottle bricks to build schools in remote countryside villages. Bottle bricks are a plastic pollution solution! Bottle brick bench at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore This bench overlooks the reservoir at Black Hill Regional Park in Germantown, Maryland Our very own Reuse Associate, Jane, has built four bottle brick benches...

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We’re extending our hours!

Starting July 1st, two major changes are coming to Community Forklift! We’re extending our hours and changing our storage policy.

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Summer Clearance Sale!

For the entire week, take 40% off storewide!

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Summer Cyber Sale

Have you seen the unique, antique and specialty items we have listed online?

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