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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Wed May 27 1998 - 06:07:00 EDT


Date: Wed, 27 May 98 11:07 WET DST
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Methods of Recycling Various Materials (Liz)

May 27, 1998

Dear Liz,

Each substance which you mention has at least two trade associations which can in their published literature, extensively describe methods for recycling.

For Paper:

American Paper Institute
212-340-0600

American Newspaper Publishers Assn.
703-648-1000

For Plastics:

Council on Plastics and Packaging in the Environment
202-331-0099

Plastics Institute of America
201-420-5552

For Metals:

Steel Can Recycling Institute
412-922-2772

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
202-466-4050

For Water contact the National Small Flows Clearinghouse at the West Virginia State U, Morgantown, WV

No book will be comprehensive, but here are 3 which are almost comprehensive with not as great detail as needed:

Recycling Sourcebook by Thomas J. Cichonski and Karen Hill, eds. (Gale Research)

Waste Age/Recycling Times' Recycling Handbook ed by John T. Aquino (Lewis Publishers)

Decision-Maker's Guide to Solid Waste Management, 2nd ed., by US EPA Office of Solid Waste, EPA 530-R-95-023, August, 1995. Available from the RCRA Hotline (800-424-9346).

If what you are really looking for is a complete description of various processes , treatments needed to use various technology, there is another literature which you will have to find by using a technical library at a university of technology.

- Research Library for RCRA



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