Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Many Faces Of Green.

Ohio's "Old Man's Cave" in the Hocking Hills..

There seems to be a great bit of confusion on the "green" topic floating around out there, so I am going to try to clear a bit of it all up, just to help you out while riding your fixed gear bike to work with that eyeball tattoo your so proud of! OOPs... Almost ran over that endangered Kangaroo Rat!

Recycle: Returning a product for reprocessing into another type of
product which would use the components of the original product
in it's makeup. This is NOT remaking the old poduct into
a "like new" product. Recycling reduces the need for
additional raw materials for the production of high turnover

Recyclable: Product that can be collected from waste and made into another product.

Reduce: Use less of something, or use alternatives with les bulk to
reduce the content going into landfills.

Biodegradable: Materials capable of undergoing biological anaerobic or aerobic
decomposition by the action of microorganisms such as bacteria.
PWS makes bags available which contain the EPI additive, which
allows bags to biodegrade in the environment or in a landfill.
It should be noted that no plastic item ever degrades to the
point which it no longer becomes a plastic. All plastics just
break down into smaller and smaller bits of plastic.

Compostable: Materials that undergo degradation by biological pocess during
composting to yield CO2 , H20, inorganic compounds and
biomass at a rate consistent with other compostable materials in
commercial/industrial composting conditions and leave no visible,
distinguishable or toxic residue. These bags are made with PLA,
which is an additive designed to make products compostable.

Degradable: Materials that have the capability to break down from a whole
into parts or completely break down into natural substances in
the normal process of exposure to natural events. Most
degradable products are either bio or photodegradable.
Degradable bags are not recyclable.

PCR: Post Consumer Recycled content. PCR is the product discarded
by consumers after use, which is separated then added to
new resin material to produce plastic bags. In order to
retain the integrity and strength of the bags during use, no
more than 25% PCR is used.

PIR: Post Industrial Recycled content. PIR is generally plastic
scraps and cutings from plastic bag extrusion. Recyclng
eliminates any waste from ending up in a landfill.

Shelf Life; Blank or printed degradable bags have a 12 to 18 month shelf
life, under normal storage and temp. conditions (closed
container, away from sunlight)

Kenda's Jim Wannamaker only eats Hostess items with a shelf life of 60 years..


At 8:03 AM, Blogger rushman said...

Captn, I don't know what all this GREEN your talking about because there's ONE kind of green I know ?????

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Vegas said...


At 12:10 PM, Blogger rushman said...

Thats right VB we are on the same page man.......


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