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Cost of recycling

  1. Jan 19, 2009 #1


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    I work for a wastewater treatment plant that processes the WW from a paper factory. The mill just made big upgrades so that they could purchase lower quality paper stock due to stock prices. Aside from energy, paper stock is a huge cost to paper mills in the US.

    Interesting that they have a surplus of material in the UK.
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    SHHHHH, we could make a killing from this. :smile:
  5. Jan 19, 2009 #4


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    A similair thing happened a couple of years ago when the price of steel dropped - you ended up having to pay to scrap a car because the metal in wasn't worth anything.

    Remember this is the Daily Mail so there is an underlying message of blame Europe/government/environmentalists/illegal immigrants for this problem. It would still cost money to put the paper in landfill.
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