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RE: P2 potato chip factory

	--Regarding the chip bag during change-over, have you been able to
minimize the number of bags wasted by reviewing/observing the change-over
process?  Like the juice box topic I introduced several days ago, you may be
able to send back uncontaminated packaging to the supplier as back
shipments.  The supplier could then manage uncontaminated bags with its own
rejects.  Check about negotiating this arrangement up front in the supply

	--Regarding the plastic strapping, try sending it back to the
supplier as well 	OR	try the PA Department of Environmental
Protection web page at 	http://www.dep.state.pa.us  
		--CHOOSE  the Recycling Works logo(just below the falcon
page) you will arrive at the Pennsylvania Recycling Page.  
		--From the Pennsylvania Recycling Page CHOOSE Recycling Site
Map/Recycling Links -- toward the bottom is a list of resource
		-In addition, from the Pennsylvania Recycling Page SCROLL
toward the bottom of the page to Pennsylvania Recycled Product
Manufacturers/Packaging Materials.  You will find a listing of
manufacturers.  In PA, plastic strapping is recycled by ST. JUDE POLYMER
CORP., 1 INDUSTRIAL PARK FRACKVILLE PA 17931 717-874-1220,  Plastics
recycled include:  PET Pellets, HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Slip Sheets
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate).

	Other web sites I found from a cursory review were:
http://environment.miningco.com/msubrcy2.htm?rf=dp&COB=home ,
http://www.recycle.net/recycle/Plastic/products/index.html , and
http://www.earthsystems.org/list/recycle/author.html  (look for recycled
plastics)  .

	--Another source of help might be a waste exchange such as one that
serves some of the north eastern states, Millennium Exchange, Ltd.

	Jo Anne Hollash	PA DEP - OPPCA  15th FL, RCSOB	P. O. Box 8772
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772
	Voice   717-787-0121	Fax   717-783-2703		E-mail
	Please visit our Web Site:   http://www.dep.state.pa.us
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting.  We allow them
to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.		--
Buckminster Fuller

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Martz [mailto:donmartz@ic.net]		Sent: Thursday,
April 15, 1999 10:37 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net				Subject: P2 potato
chip factory

I am posting this request on behalf of somebody who has poor internet access
at his facility. I'll print and send any e-mail answers on.


Do you have any suggestions for P2 ideas at a potato chip factory?

We currently send the dirt that comes with the potatos to a farmer, instead
of landfilling it.

We also send our frying oil out to be re-rendered.

I would like to find a use for our chip bag packaging material that is
otherwise wasted during changeover. And what can we do with that black
plastic strapping material?

Does anybody have any recomendations for web sites (I can use the local

Thank you.