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The Burning Question

Posted June 23, 2011 11:17 AM

Some say packaging professionals should remain neutral in the "incineration vs. recycling" debate. Others say weigh in. The politically correct or easiest cause to support has always been recycling. But both recycling and incineration keep packaging out of landfills, presumably the least favorable option. But what really is the technically best way to manage packaging waste?

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Re: The Burning Question

06/24/2011 10:16 AM

Most packaging has a calorific value....

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Re: The Burning Question

06/24/2011 6:14 PM

Most packaging has caloric value....

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Re: The Burning Question

06/25/2011 11:59 AM

For paper products, if it's dirty, burn it. If not, recycle. Unless you're cold and short of fuel...

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Re: The Burning Question

06/28/2011 2:20 PM

Incineration by itself, is just waste heat, but that heat can be put to good use fueling a recycling operation, thus cutting costs.

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Re: The Burning Question

07/09/2011 10:37 AM

i was the production supervisor of a company that made plastic bags and also did high speed slitting of roll stock and other plastic conversions we eventually bought a bailer it was old n well used after we had enough bails we would send them to our film supplyer who then ground them up and used it to make more film for us the film was still good in quality and it saved our company quite a bit of money we did have alot of scrap from the slitter the onlt thing that our supplyer required us to do was to keep it clean and free of any dust or debris other than the film itself better than it ending up in a land fill

i never said it would look pretty when i built it. BUT IT WORKS WHAT MORE DO YA WANT!!!!!!!
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