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[GreenYes] FW: Query from Australia on recycling idea
Can one help this person from Australia?


Patricia Franklin
Executive Director
Container Recycling Institute
1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, Ste. 702
Arlington, VA 22209

TEL:   703.276.9800
FAX:   703.276.9587

-----Original Message-----
From: Cherie Barclay []
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 11:13 AM
Subject: Query from Australia on recycling idea

Hello Pat: I am based in Bendigo, down in south east Australia.  It is a
little isolated here, so I am completing some research via e mail, for a
container recycling idea with potential in America, Alaska and Canada.Could
you please assist?

An Australian inventor I know has developed an interesting way of recycling
waxed cardboard boxes, which in Australia are used as containers for
transporting fruit and vegetables. They are stronger than ordinary
cardboard, and waterproof. But they are not used again after reaching their
destination - rather they become waste, sent on to landfills. Here they
break down only very slowly, due to the wax. Therefore, not a good solution
environmentally. And they cannot be recycled with ordinary cardboard. But
what if they could become the focus for 'Save a Tree', and another 'Waste
into Wealth' type enterprise?

* It is possible, for this Australian inovator has developed a way to
cheaply transform these waxed boxes into another useful and widely needed
product!! The entire process has been fine tuned by this now retired "Saw
Doctor', who has decades of experience in his field, and in conservation
generally. The required machinery and techniques are not expensive or
difficult. A fully working business enterprise can be up and running in 3
months. And he is willing to travel to any area to assist in all ways.

Could you please help with the following research questions: Do you have
these type of waxed boxes in America and Canada? What happpens to these
waxed boxes in your area? Are they diverted to landfill? Are they recycled
in any way you know of? - Any other useful contacts or information on this
subject would be greatly appreciated. Would you like to hear more about this
innovative recycling idea and receive an in depth business plan? It is a
fine tuned process.

Thanks Pat

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