Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 11:14:58 -0500 (EST) From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Polymer Sorting And Reverse Vending Machines
November 28, 2001
Reverse vending machines have been used in United States for approximately 10 years, becomming most popular in the last five years, at supermarkets where they accept aluminum cans, glass bottles, and beverage plastics most commonly. It is not difficult to find manufacturers or distributors in United States -- one just needs to read the waste management practice, for example Wast age or Resource Recycling magazine.
Since they operate by being scanned utilizing barcodes, no real effective selecting or sorts my polymer are practical. I believe that machines shred the plastics internally.
-- Research Library for RCRA
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