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.
On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Susan Kinsella <email@example.com> 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
> San Francisco, CA
> On 11/8/08 4:43 PM, "Ann Schneider" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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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