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[GreenYes] big bad guys

does anyone know where i can find out information on which US companies that pollute the most, in the US not in other countries, I know there are laws that prevent certain excesses, but are there any that I should research?

thanx

making a documentary

  Katherine.Murray@ci.austin.tx.us wrote:

CD-ROMs/Jewel Cases
Taylor Science Materials Center
Contact: Thomas DuMars, Director
19501 White Ground Road
Boyds, MD 20841
(301) 353 0866
MRC Polymers c/o DADC Recycling Program
3307 South Lawndale
Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: (773) 890-9000
Web: http://www.ovid.com/support/recycle.cfm

This CD recycling program, which accepts both CDs and CD jewel cases, is
operated in cooperation with Digital Audio Disc Corporation. Ovid accepts
post-consumer obsolete CDs from individuals who must pay shipping costs.
Ovid markets the material to a manufacturer of parts for the automotive
industry. The program has been in operation for several years.
For more information on the Compact Disc Recycling Program, please contact
Joe Parke of Digital Audio Disc Corporation at (812) 462-8323.
Plastic Recycling, Inc.
2015 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 780-6100
Company will accept CDs for recycling at no charge to the customer other
than the shipping cost. She further stated that they also accept CDs that
are cracked or broken, and there is no minimum or maximum quantity they will
accept.
Nesar
420 Ashwood Drive
Darlington, PA 16115
Phone: (412) 827-8172
Nesar is a CD recycler employing 14 individuals and processing about 100,000
lbs./month of obsolete CDs. Primary supplier is the U.S. Army and Bayer
Corp. These CDs are from outdated Federal logs. It also source CD-ROMS from
car dealerships and law libraries, and scrap from CD manufacturers. Nesar
does limited conventional advertising of its services, and most of their
outreach is done through word-of-mouth. Nesar was listed by the Federal
Logistics Agency, which resulted in the supply agreement with the Army.

MRC Polymers
Contact: Dave Lawson, Roy Peabody
1716 West Webster
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 276-6345
Fax: (773) 276-4431
Web: www.mrcpolymers.com
MRC processes a wide-range of plastics. The company has a program for
recycling CDs. It grind them and remove the foil, repelletize the
polycarbonate (PC) and market the material to automotive parts industry.
Sony Corp. is their major supplier. MRC does not accept material from
individual consumers. MRC has ISO 9001 certification.
Bayer Corp.
Plastics Business Group
Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Patricia Etta, Manager of Resource Recovery
Phone: (412) 777-2000
Web: www.plastics.bayer.de/english/reccd.htm

Bayer has two patents for size reduction and demetalizing of CDs. Since 1990
they have operated a captive CD processing plant in Germany that
incorporates these technologies. Bayer has been recycling CDs in the U.S.
since 1993. Since it is the worlds largest supplier of polycarbonate resin,
the sources for the CDs are primarily Bayer's customers. The company also
source material from magazine publishers (e.g., PC World) and government
agencies. It contracts with Nesar for the reprocessing of the CDs they
collect. The material is primarily audio CDS, with some CD- ROMs. Bayer
produces its own product with a blend of 25% recycled polycarbonate called
Bay Blend that is used in computer housings. It also markets processed
recycled material to the automotive parts industry. The volume of material
handled varies widely, and the market for the material is very cyclical.

Lacerta Group Inc.
Tape Recycle Dept.
134 Southampton St.
Boston MA 02118
Phone: (617) 442-3111
Fax: (617) 442-6111
E-Mail: taperecycle@lacerta.com
Web: www.lacerta.com
Contact: Ali Lofti
Lacerta recycles VHS Cassettes, 3480 & 3490 data cartridges, 9- track
computer tapes, 4 & 8 mm tapes, CDs, and CD-ROMs.
Trotter Technologies
San Jose, CA
Contact: Steve Trotter Processor/Manufacturer. Remanufactures CDs from
returned software. Recovered 20 million CD's in its second year of
operation.
Gulf Coast Recycling Services, Inc.
Evansville, IN
Contact: Jerry A. Cook Processor.
Recovers used CDs and uses its own technology to remove the metal. Also
removes coatings from other types of plastics like painted ABS or PS.
GE Plastics
Mount Vernon, IN
Receives used CDs, grinds them and removes the metal and lacquers.
Greenbrier Associates
Contact: Matthew Hurley
West Newbury, MA 01985
Phone: (978) 363-5547
Web: www.greenbrierdatatech.com
Remanufacturers (erases and reformats) used CDs and any floppy disks. Call
for information.
Polymer Recovery Services
1440 Norman Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (408) 748-9715
They are a commerical dealer and prefer large truck loads, but if you have
just a few CDs, disks, CD cases, etc, they'll gladly take them off your
hands.

NE-SAR Systems
420 Ashwood Road
Darlington, PA 16115-9325.
Phone: (724) 827-8172, stated that they prefer the CDs be unbroken for
safety reasons during handling, and that there is no weight restriction
placed on the CD packages. The service is free except for the cost of
shipping the discs to the center.
Shipping procedures are as follows:
Only whole discs may be sent. Do not cut or break the discs; There is no
need to scratch the sides of each disc; Remove all disc packaging, including
sleeves, paper, and mailing envelopes


Katherine J. Murray
Waste Diversion Planner
City of Austin Solid Waste Services
(512) 974-9043
fx (512) 974-9048

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Cloutier [SMTP:CCloutier@drintl.com]
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 4:03 PM
To: Heide Feldman; 'Amy Bauman'; TomT; Greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] question regarding CDs

Try www.greendisc.org .

These things become obosolete AND can be recyled.

Chris Cloutier
D&R International
1684 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651.644.4017

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf Of
Heide Feldman
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 3:51 PM
To: 'Amy Bauman'; TomT; Greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] question regarding CDs

Teachers and kids like them for crafts. There are several websites that
offer ideas. We give them away, along with a talk about things that become
obsolete AND can't be recycled.
Heidi Feldman
-----Original Message-----
From: Amy Bauman [mailto:abauman@rcn.com]
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 10:07 PM
To: TomT; Greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] question regarding CDs
tie ten of them together with a nice ribbon and give them away as coasters.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf Of
TomT
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 12:29 PM
To: Greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: [GreenYes] question regarding CDs
Gentlepeople,
What is the best way to dispose of computer CDs? My company receives
software updates periodically and I'd really not like to throw the old CD
into the garbage can.
Thanks!

Tom
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