|GRN Recycle Talk FAQ
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 97 11:14 WET From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Skiboot recycling
March 13, 1997
>From what I have seen the answer is, which ever process requires less use of solvents in disassembly and remanufacturing. If the materials in ski boots are single materials, shredding should not be a problem. If there are multi-materials, shredding may not be the best idea since you wind up with low value mixed plastics. There is not a lot of research on this product, but there may be on comparable products.
I d recommend that you get hold of the lists of Pollution Prevention publications from the P2 Information Clearinghouse (Tel: 202-260-1023) and from CERI (Tel: 513-569-7562) to see if any previous P2 reports are for comparable substances. I would also contact a governmental P2 business assistance firm (in Massachusetts there are several such as the Office of Technical Assistance of the Mass. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs) or the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Lowell, to name but a few examples well known in my region. Private and other-than-federal studies of P2 cases exist in such abundance that no
clearinghouse will cover all of them.
-- Research Library for RCRA