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[greenyes] Barrier Liners/Sealers in Steel or Aluminum Cans

Stephan -

I believe you may be splitting hairs. All cans have a protective chemical
coating - both food and beverage cans. To the best of my knowledge they have
never presented a problem for recycling.

As for contamination rates - you may want to check the ISRI (Institue of
Scrap Recycling Industries) specifications: Otherwise
I would talk to Bill Hennan at the Steel Recycling Institute Not sure who you should talk to about
aluminum - sorry!

You should also check with the end market to which you'll be selling your
materials. There could be variations on the official specifications.

Good luck!

Christine McCoy
Director, Environmental Programs
Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc.
1522 K Street, NW, Suite #400
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/408-1273 ext. 104
Toll Free: 800/321-7227
Fax: 202/408-8165
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