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RE: Newsprint sludge
- Subject: RE: Newsprint sludge
- From: "Hillenbrand, Steve" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 07:23:59 -0500
- Cc: "McEntyre, Charles L." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Phillips, Joseph W." <email@example.com>, "Jarrett, Marvin N." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Mantooth, Jim G." <email@example.com>, "Loney, Jon M." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Brown, Lynn R." <email@example.com>
- Cc: "Scheffler, Peter K." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Williams, Ronald J." <email@example.com>
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Reply-To: "Hillenbrand, Steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Careful of using kitty litter or other disposable absorbents to clean up
oil spills. The resultant waste (litter and oil) may be a hazardous
waste since you do not plan to recycle it at that point. You may have
just increased the amount of waste (and made it hazardous).
I have used a sponge and wrung it out into the oil going into recycle.
Industrial Waste Reduction Engineer
Synterprise Group, Division of Tennessee Valley Authority
(423) 632-8489; (423) 632-3616 (fax)
TVA IWR HomePage www.tva.gov/orgs/iwr/iwrhome.htm
>Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 3:24 PM
>Subject: RE: Newsprint sludge
>The sludge that doesn't make the grade is made up of short fibers and
>kaolin (clay), which gives the glossy inserts their gloss, in addition to the
>ink to which others have replied. Marcal Paper was faced with disposing of
>truckloads of the stuff per day. They found that it is highly absorbant
>"kitty litter," but rather than sell it in the pet trade, they went even
>"greener:" they market it for cleaning up environmental spills. If you've
>ever used kitty litter to clean up those oil drips in your garage, you know
>effective this is.
>Bruce Herrick, Ph.D.