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[GreenYes] Naef Recycling Announces Project To Alert Community to the Importance of Quality Recycling



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952-1511
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Naef Recycling Announces Project To
Alert Community to the Importance of Quality Recycling


Syracuse, NY - Naef Recycling is working with the paper industry to
help the public understand why it is important to keep glass, plastic
and metals separate from the paper stream which is sent to the mill.

According to Mark Naef, CEO of Naef Recycling, a source separated
facility, quality is an issue facing all material recycling
facilities regardless of the technology used. "The issue of quality
recycling to produce as high a quality product as possible for mills
to work with is a major concern for us," said Mark Naef

Paper mills experience significant increased costs to process the
product when glass, plastic and paper are mixed in. Also,
increasingly materials which are counted as recycled by
municipalities ultimately end up being disposed in landfills as
pulper rejects (garbage). This material if properly sorted on the
front end and free of contaminants could be recycled.

One of the most significant changes in the recycling industry in the
last several years has been the shift from source separated to
co-mingled collection systems.

According to a report from TAPPI - Technical Association for the
Worldwide Pulp, Paper and Converting Industries which studied
the Norpac Newsprint Mill in Longview, Washington, which has used
recovered fiber as part of its furnish for 14 years and now consumes
more than 250,000 tons annually, their has been a significant impact
on costs as the quality of the product they received diminished.

To maintain the high newsprint quality required of the mill's
customers, additional maintenance, reject disposal, and fiber costs
of more than U.S. $2.5 million per year have been incurred at the Norpac Mill.

* Increased equipment wear, due primarily to glass and other abrasive
contaminants, has increased maintenance costs more
than 300 percent.
* Pulper rejects, which are land filled and consist primarily of
plastics, tin, glass and aluminum have increased 800%.
* Other fiber related costs have increased by 740%

Some mills have even considered switching back from recycled material
to virgin (trees) as the problems they are experiencing are so severe.

Enclosed is an article, "The Effects of Changing ONP Quality On A
Newsprint Mill" from the TAPPI Journal, Technical Association for
the Worldwide Pulp, Paper and Converting Industries, Vol. 5 No. 1,
Jan. 2006. This articles highlights problems the mills are facing in
regard to deteriorating quality.

We also have a ten minute video (also available as a CD) produced by
Weyerhaeuser entitled "Keep Glass Out of the News" that highlights
some of the issues with glass contaminants. Weyerhaeuser uses this
video with its suppliers to help them understand this problem.

If you would like a copy of the film or a tour of Naef Recycling
contact Naef Recycling at 463-7266 or e-mail mark@no.address

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The Effects of Changing ONP Quality ON A Newsprint Mill by
Jan 2006
TAPPI Journal, Vol. 5 No. 1
TAPPI is the leading technical association for the worldwide pulp,
paper, packaging, and converting industries and co-publisher of Paper360E.

Abstract:
One of the most significant changes in the recycling industry in the
last several years has been the shift from source separated to
co-mingled collection systems. The Norpac Newsprint Mill in Longview,
Washington, USA has used recovered fiber as part of its furnish for
14 years and now consumes more than 250,000 tons annually. During
this time as more and more of the mills old newsprint (ONP) suppliers
have switched to commingled collection, the quality of the raw
material has decreased substantially.

To maintain the high newsprint quality required of the mill's
customers, additional maintenance, reject disposal, and fiber costs
of more than U.S. $2.5 million per year have been incurred.

* Increased equipment wear, due primarily to glass and other abrasive
contaminants, has increased maintenance costs more
than 300 percent.
* Pulper rejects, which are land filled and consist primarily of
plastics, tin, glass and aluminum have
increased 800%.
* Other fiber related costs have increased by 740%

In the drive to reduce recycling collection costs, the recovered
fiber-consuming mill has been substantially and adversely affected.
There is a strong need for more balance in this system.

See enclosed PDF for the rest of the article.





GW Associates
702 S. Beech
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-476-3396
603-590-8273 fax
pwirth2@no.address
http://www.peterwirth.net


GW Associates
702 S. Beech
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-476-3396
603-590-8273 fax
pwirth2@no.address
http://www.peterwirth.net
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