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Alternative uses for waste newspaper : an investigation into the economic viability of options for reprocessing newspaper in Tasmania in 1991

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Bakker, MB (1993) Alternative uses for waste newspaper : an investigation into the economic viability of options for reprocessing newspaper in Tasmania in 1991. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The importance of, and impediments to, effective management of
newspaper waste in Australia are addressed. It is appreciated that it is
vital to establish facilities to recycle and reprocess newspaper as an
avenue for appreciating the value of newspaper. The existence of
collection industries depends on the creation of markets for the
reprocessed material. Options for reprocessing waste newspaper are
identified, and include the manufacture of pulp moulded products,
building materials, animal bedding, animal fodder and file folders.
Newspaper can also be used as a dewatering agent and as an industrial
and domestic fuel source. The viability of establishing reprocessing
facilities in Tasmania is considered on environmental, technical and
economic grounds. On purely economic terms, it was found that the
use of newspaper as a source of industrial fuel and in the production of
non-adhesive bonded panel board are the most attractive means of
generating a demand for waste newspaper. Avenues for
governmental, community and industrial intervention to encourage
further use of waste newspaper are examined.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Waste paper, Newsprint
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Copyright 1992 the author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Includes bibliographical references. Thesis (M.Env.St.)--University of Tasmania, 1993

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