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From: RecycleWorlds (anderson@msn.fullfeed.com)
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 12:51:44 EDT

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    Mike Morrow asked: "You made a comment about processing bottles into bales degrades the
    plastic.
    How so?"

        That may not have been the most precise choice of words on my part. The primarily
    degradation refers to the loss in the ability to optically sort the bottles because baling
    densifies bottles approximately 30:1. Because they are clumped and covered with
    contaminants such as dirt and grease in the bale, the ability to read the optical signal
    accurately is
    significantly compromised. However, the resin itself is only degraded to the extent that
    those contaminants are difficult to wash off. That is the lesser of the problems which I
    was intended to reference.

                                Peter
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    Peter Anderson
    RecycleWorlds Consulting
    4513 Vernon Blvd. Ste. 15
    Madison, WI 53705-4964
    Phone:(608) 231-1100/Fax: (608) 233-0011
    E-mail:recycle@msn.fullfeed.com



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