>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
>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.
>From: Gary Liss [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 2:08 PM
>To: LANG, ROBERT
>Subject: RE: Re: Card-based products
> > > > Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 07:11:35 -0400
> > > > From: Tumarkin.Jeff@epamail.epa.gov
> > > > To: email@example.com
> > > >
> > > > 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
> > > > relationships with the right suppliers. They have choices of plastic
> > > laminate
> > > > cards (paper cards laminated with a form of plastic), and PVC -
> > > cards
> > > > (the same material commonly found in credit cards). This company
> > > 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
> > > > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > > 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
> >Fax: 916-652-0485
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