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RECORD NUMBER: 667 OF 1044

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Main Title Optimization of Office Paper Recovery Systems.
CORP Author SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Resource Recovery Div.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-3192;
Stock Number PB-257 955
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Paper ; Office buildings ; Management planning ; Separation ; Reclamation ; Materials recovery ; Cost analysis ; Systems analysis ; Paper recycling
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NTIS  PB-257 955 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 83p
Abstract
Office building solid waste generally contains a mixture of paper grades and types which, by weight, comprise 85 to 95 percent of quantities generated. The heterogeneous nature of the paper fraction has historically discouraged wastepaper dealers from pursuing office buildings as a primary source of paper stock. Separated from the waste stream at the point of generation, however, can rid recyclable paper of prohibitive contaminants such as carbon paper, bottles, cans, and organic materials. Source separated quantities are then marketable. The study objective was to assess source separation as a viable resource recovery option in office buildings. Three basic approaches to office building source separation were studied in twelve case study locations: Desk top; dual basket; and, central container.