[GRRN] Fwd: RE: Card-based products - More

From: Gary Liss (gary@garyliss.com)
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 15:34:10 EDT

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    >From: "LANG, ROBERT" <RLANG@trex.com>
    >
    >I used to own a recycling company in Houston and we recycled PVC credit card
    >waste. We could only accept the scrap if the magnetic strip was not on the
    >back.
    >Also, credit cards with a plastic film or coating did not work.
    >Companies that manufacture PVC pipe or Siding can use this type of material.
    >The cards are classified as: PVC RIGID EXTRUSION GRADE, WHITE WITH PRINT.
    >
    >Polystyrene (HIPS) is preferred and easier to sell to recycling companies.
    >More products are made with mixed color PS than PVC.
    >
    >Rob Lang
    >
    >-----Original Message-----
    >From: Gary Liss [mailto:gary@garyliss.com]
    >Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 2:08 PM
    >To: LANG, ROBERT
    >Subject: RE: Re: Card-based products
    >
    >
    >-----Original Message-----
    > > > > Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 07:11:35 -0400
    > > > > From: Tumarkin.Jeff@epamail.epa.gov
    > > > > To: jtrnet@valley.rtpnc.epa.gov
    > > > >
    > > > > I recently received a request from a startup company which will be
    > > > producing and
    > > > > marketing some card-based products (credit-card sized). Sales volumes
    > > > will be in the
    > > > > hundreds of thousands monthly, and they are concerned about the
    > > > environmental
    > > > > impact. They would
    > > > > like to make some environmentally-sound purchase decisions, and
    > >establish
    > > > > relationships with the right suppliers. They have choices of plastic
    >-
    > > > laminate
    > > > > cards (paper cards laminated with a form of plastic), and PVC -
    >plastic
    > > > cards
    > > > > (the same material commonly found in credit cards). This company
    >would
    > > > like to
    > > > > know if there are any recycling opportunities for these products.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any information that I can pass on to this company would be
    > > > appreciated. Thank
    > > > > you.
    > > > >
    > > > > Jeff Tumarkin
    > > > > US EPA WasteWise Program
    > > > > V- 703-308-8755
    > > > > F- 703-308-8686
    > > > > tumarkin.jeff@epa.gov
    > > > > www.epa.gov/wastewise
    > > > >
    > > >Jodie Siegel
    > > >Chelsea Center for Recycling & Economic Development
    > > >180 Second Street
    > > >Chelsea, MA 02150
    > > >ph 617-884-4324 / fx 617-887-0399
    > > >visit our website at www.chelseacenter.org
    > >
    > >Gary Liss
    > >916-652-7850
    > >Fax: 916-652-0485
    >
    >Gary Liss
    >916-652-7850
    >Fax: 916-652-0485

    Gary Liss
    916-652-7850
    Fax: 916-652-0485



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