[Greenbuilding] Another Green Myth: Garbage Incinerators Are Green Sources of Energy

Tim Vireo Keating t.keating at rainforestrelief.org
Thu Dec 8 16:25:56 PST 2011


Certainly, wood pulp is used to make paper. The question is whether 
one can get it to the paper mill. Putting it into the recycling bin 
with paper won't work (the mills that use recycled paper for furnish 
cannot handle wood). I would either compost it or burn it in the 
fireplace. In the latter case, one is offsetting the harvesting of 
trees for that purpose. Of course, composting it will take some time, 
unless one grinds it first. But, after grinding, wood chips or 
sawdust are a common additive to compost piles.

Of course, this is only if it's 'clean' - that is, untreated, 
unpainted, unvarnished and unstained.

tim

At 11:15 AM -0500 12/8/11, Clarke Olsen wrote:
>Could waste wood, like too-short-to-save 2x scraps, be used to make paper?
>We know hemp can be used for paper, can hemp and wood pulp be mixed?
>
>Clarke Olsen
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>On Dec 8, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Ron Cascio wrote:
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>>What the "waste" incinerators really like to see in the can are the 
>>high BTU content petroleum based plastics... just the stuff we need 
>>not to be there that have high value recyclability.
>>
>>Ron
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