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Paper backing recycle

Discussion in 'Think Green!' started by Vinyldog, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Vinyldog

    Vinyldog Member

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    Has anyone found a way to recycle the backing paper? The recyclers tell me that cannot accept it because of the coating.

    P.S. I've been saving my 54in cores to build a log cabin with. I swear I'm going to do it.
     
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  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Toss it in the trash. It goes into a landfill, which eventually becomes trees, which eventually get made into more backing paper. Thus recycled.

    It really doesn't matter what you do with it [or anything else], whatever you do will have absolutely no effect on anything.
     
  3. SignMeUpGraphics

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    We shred ours and give it to the warehouse next door to pack their boxes with before shipping out merchandise.
    Works well for both of us.
     
  4. Pat Whatley

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    Pack it all up and go dump it on Fruita, CO. Apparently they don't care.
     
  5. Gino

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    We take most of it, the boxes they come in, all of our other cardboard and paper and burn it. The ultimate way of recycling. :smile:
     
  6. chester215

    chester215 Just call me Chester.

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    Been tossing it in the recycle dumpster here for a couple of years.
    Haven't heard that the coating makes it bad for recycling before.

    In some places, the trash goes to an incinerator.
    I would think they would like it there.
     
  7. Vinyldog

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  8. Christian @ 2CT Media

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    We give ours to local schools and preschools for use as art projects. We give the tubes to anyone on facebook who wants them or dump them in the recycle bin with the boxes. If we don't need them for material storage.
     
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    we have also found Libraries will take it during the summer months for the kid programs
     
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  10. Pat Whatley

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    Makes awesome finger paint paper. I delivered a few hundred 18" x 24" sheets to the YMCA the other day and you've had thought I was taking them gold bars.

    Cardboard cores burn quite nicely in the backyard fire pit.
     
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    If ya really wanna see something neat, take all of your application tape and instead of wadding it up and throwing it away, make it into small balls about the size of bowling balls and put them in a fire pit. The colors are neat and the burning is fun to watch. :rock-n-roll:
     
  12. Gene@mpls

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    I give a few logs of it (from the laminator) to friends who use it for painting / gluing and other messy jobs. I also have it on a dispenser so I can
    tear off pieces for the same reason.
     
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  13. Vinyldog

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    I like this idea. I could use that myself also. Can I ask what kind of machine you use to do the shredding?
     
  14. SignMeUpGraphics

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    To be honest, it's just a Fellowes office grade shredder.
    It turns the sheets into 4x35mm shreds.
    We just fold the sheets over a couple of times and feed them through.
     
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  15. ActionGraphics

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    You don't use your cores to roll banners on?! :omg:
     
  16. Vinyldog

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    Well I finally got a chance to get back on here. I looked at a shredder at Office Depot that can eat up paper, staples, credit cards and just about anything else that could fit into the slot. But, its a cross-cut machine, and to use for packing I would think the longer strips would be a little better, so still looking at options.
     
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