Industry On Track to Exceed 1995 Goal of 40 Percent Paper Recovery
forags at smokey
Wed Mar 10 11:40:39 EST 1993
In article <29480 at dog.ee.lbl.gov> b_nbca at icarus.lbl.gov (Bruce Nordman) writes:
>Also, my impression is that the 40% number includes some pre-consumer
>waste paper, so is not strictly comparable to "recycling rates"
>as generally understood by consumers of materials.
There is a lot of pre-consumer waste within a paper mill. Ends of rolls,
test samples, trimmings from cutting paper to final size, etc. This is
all nice clean feedstock (no ink, and some even without sizing).
I toured a paper mill recently, and our guide told us that they had been
recycling paper for years (they have to get rid of it somehow!).
Al Stangenberger Dept. of Forestry & Resource Mgt.
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