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Plastic Waste not PET

Where does one allocate plastic waste that is not PET ?
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

you have to find a brockenhaus next to your place.
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

In the garbage. It is incinerated. CH does not recycle as must plastic as other locales.
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In the garbage. It is incinerated. CH does not recycle as must plastic as other locales.
WRONG !!!

Our recycling centre takes ALL plastics. You just need to separate the PE one's from the non-PE ones. All the PE types go into one container.

http://www.muldenschmid.ch/media/Sch...f_0610_def.pdf
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

At our local Migros you can leave non-PET plastic for recycling in a container in the wall next to the PET recycling.
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Old 03.12.2010, 13:34
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

That sounds great and I will check out Migros her in Basel. At the moment I am taking mine to France as they recycle all plastic bottles. Only downside is being shouted at by angry French person calling me a dirty Swiss quelque chose and telling me to take my dirt back to Switzerland!

I think she saw my number plates!
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

Depends on the commune/geminde. They now will only accept soft plastic in Lausanne, hard non-PET definitely gets incinerated. The guy at the dechetterie told me that sorting through all the different types of hard plastic and sending them away for recycling them was so cost and energy inefficient they've given up on doing it.
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

Sorry I had edited my post before the replies to state Zurich instead of CH, but it seems to have been lost. Thanks for the clarifications

In Zurich, I just received a huge package on recycling from the City. Hopefully, you will receive one too. It gives full info on all procedures available in the city. And hopefully they have widened the recycling program in Zurich for soft plastics.
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

My son as well as hubby both are mad with remote cars. Thanks to my son, we often get the broken parts (piles) of these cars. I used to collect them and take to Interdiscount disposal area once when the car number reaches 10 or 15. Though the person there didn't say anything so far (2 times I went and disposed those broken cars), he used to give me a funny (weird???) look always.

Now we have moved to a new area, from where I find it a bit long to take these car / electronic stuffs to the shop. Is there any other place meant for the disposal of these stuffs?

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Few threads say that the recycling containers can be found before shops like fust, media markt, etc... But I never got to see any. In Interdiscount (schifflande, basel), if you press the button on the side door, they will open it for you, where you can throw these stuffs.
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

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Where does one allocate plastic waste that is not PET ?
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For those who are around Liestal, BL and Regensdorf, Zurich Immark is the best. The best thing I like about them is the guys there helps us to unload the heavy stuffs unlike the other places. try immark for details.
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

There's a big recycling place near the St Louis border (on the Swiss side).

Most of the "standard" things are free (e.g. carboard, paper etc), but the rest you pay a minimal amount for.

If you are driving there, then follow the #11 tram to the border, and keep driving ahead instead of turning right to the border. The entrance is at the next set of lights on the right, before you go under the bridge.

You have to go to the office, collect a sheet of paper, then go dump your stuff and done.

They are open most afternoons (from memory) and Sat mornings (definitely).
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

I'm a little confused with what to do with my plastics. The daily/weekly garbage pickup schedule does not include plastics, just (1) paper/cardboard, (2) regular garbage and (3) yard wastes. I was told that I could take plastics (and bottles specifically) back to the store, but when I checked out the COOP there was only a place for PET (which is a term I have never seen/heard before. So I assumed that PET was all plastics. Now I'm not so sure.

What is PET? What is non-PET? And will I be terrorized if I throw plastics in with the regular garbage (aside from my own guilty feelings of not recycling)?
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Re: Plastic Waste not PET

PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin and a form of polyester. Polyethylene terephthalate is a polymer that is formed by combining two monomers: modified ethylene glycol and purified terephthalic acid.

PET is the type of plastic labeled with the #1 code on or near the bottom of bottles and containers and is commonly used to package soft drinks, water, juice, peanut butter, bakery goods, produce, frozen foods, salad dressings and oil, cosmetics and household cleaner and many other products.

PET is the type of plastic used in Fizzy drink products like Coca Cola or Sprite.

PET is a popular package for food and non-food products. Manufacturers use PET plastic to package products because of its strength, thermo-stability and transparency. Customers choose PET because it is inexpensive, lightweight, resealable, shatter-resistant and recyclable.

Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) can be used to make many new products, including fiber for polyester carpet; fabric for T-shirts, long underwear, athletic shoes, luggage, upholstery andsweaters; fiberfill for sleeping bags and winter coats; industrial strapping, sheet and film; automotive parts, such as luggage racks, headliners, fuse boxes, bumpers, grilles and door panels; and new PET containers for both food and non-food products.

Other plastics like the white plastic milk containers can be recycled in the plastic recycling along with other plastics like cling film, food wrappings, carrier bags. I hope this helps.
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Plastic waste from Detergents and Oil

How about plastics bottles from Detergents and Oil? Does this also go into PET?
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