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[GreenYes] Re: recycling markets - source separated v single stream


Title: [GreenYes] Re: recycling markets - source separated v single stream

In Malaysia, sorted recyclables, esp, paper fetch higher value.  In
fact, volunteers for a non profit organisation, Tzu Chi, remove the
plastic cover off envelopes just so that they are paid more for the
paper collected for recycling.

Nancy

On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Susan Kinsella <susan@no.address> wrote:
>
> I am hearing that domestic paper mills are now able to drive down the prices
> they pay for fiber and they can now choose among sources for the highest
> quality. This means that single stream processors with commingled bales of
> fiber are in the weakest position and they're the ones scrambling for
> storage facilities because they're having trouble selling their materials.
>
> Clean, sorted fibers have the widest market options. Only a limited subset
> of mills can use commingled fibers, so the more processors that produce
> that, the more limited their options.
>
> Susan Kinsella
>
> --
> Susan Kinsella
> Executive Director
> Conservatree
> San Francisco, CA
> http://www.conservatree.org
>
>
> On 11/8/08 4:43 PM, "Ann Schneider" <schneiderann@no.address> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi:
>>
>> Just curious if anyone can tell if the current down market is making
>> source separated materials more salable than single stream materials.  Or
>> is it too soon to tell if the tightening markets are pushing for higher
>> quality materials.
>>
>> Ann Schneider
>
>
>
> >
>

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