Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

He cleans trash off Detroit streets and transforms it into household products (389 hits)

Originally Posted: https://www.wxyz.com/news/he-cleans-trash-off-detroit-streets-and-transforms-it-into-household-products

One Detroit entrepreneur is taking his idea to make products out of raw material to help clean city streets in Detroit.

It was back in 2018 that Thomas Hamilton decided to turn glass bottles into household products. His only issue was finding those glass bottles, but it didn’t take him long to discover they were littered throughout Detroit streets.

“I found so many over the course of two days and I decided from there that it didn’t take sense just to pick what I need out of the trash and leave all of the rest of the garage on the ground,” says Hamilton.

That is how Hamilton came up with the concept for "Simple Synergy Designs," a company that takes trash off the streets and turns them into household products.

When Hamilton finds something he can turn into a household item, he takes it from the street and puts it through a sanitation process. Once the items are clean, he can turn them into products including lamps, candle holders, soap dispensers and more.

Last June, Hamilton got his LLC for the business, and is currently working to keep the company growing. His goal is to eventually hire employees to help in his efforts to clean streets while making products to sell.

“The goal is to not just do business but solve critical social issues while doing business, in other words we are going to be cleaning up Detroit completely,” said Thomas.

People can buy his products on Simple Synergy Designs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Simplesynergy/), or look up products on the companies Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/simplesynergydesigns/).

A GoFund Me account (https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpSSDcleandetroit?fbclid=IwAR1T_HtyY27de3HPSIeowrdgIy3SfZXUkVELFgi8EYX2N_xUBPSijw0bEt8) has also been created for people who want to donate to the company.

Posted By: Reggie Culpepper
Monday, October 21st 2019 at 7:17PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Georgia's Public HBCUs: Standing United
The role of vitamin D in racial health disparities in the United States
Alcorn State University former students earn Juris Doctors from the University of Mississippi School of Law
President Leslie Pollard Remembers the Ministry of Richard "Little Richard" Penniman
Alcorn State University plans to offer in-person classes this fall
Fireside chat with Brian Hamilton & Harry Williams - President and CEO of TMCF
Oakwood University Announces Plans to Open Its Doors in August 2020
Alcorn State University announces plans for distribution of CARES Act funds to students
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Black America Resources
100 Black Men of America
www.100blackmen.org

Black America's Political Action Committee (BAMPAC)
www.bampac.org

Black America Study
www.blackamericastudy.com

Black America Web
www.blackamericaweb.com

CNN Black In America Special
www.cnn.com/blackinamerica

NUL State of Black America Report
www.nul.org

Most Popular Bloggers
deacon ron gray has logged 152407 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 37142 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 19768 blog subscribers!
harry watley has logged 14909 blog subscribers!
gregory boulware, esq. has logged 14068 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Jobs
Voter Mobilization and Fundraising Intern (Paid, Remote) with MoveOn in Berkeley, CA.
Postdoctoral Scientist with Conservation Science Partners, Inc. in Fort Collins, CO.
MIIS Office and Help Desk Coordinator with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in Boston, MA.
Vaccine Management Specialist with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in Boston, MA.
40787 - HIMS Administrative Specialist with Minnesota Department of Human Services in Anoka, MN.
>> more | add