Printech Archive, January, 1999: Shop towels: Launderable vs. disposable

Shop towels: Launderable vs. disposable

Robert Gifford (
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 22:40:02 +0000

Forwarded on behalf of Tory Duncan:

> I am working with a printer here in Nebraska on several issues, but one
> particular issue that has come up is that of Launderable shop towels vs.
> Disposable towels.
> The question posed to these listserve members is: In trying to alleviate
> hazardous waste issues from the shop, which type of towel is the best?
> My suggestions have been to switch to launderable rags, and stray away
> from disposable rags. Is this right. I know in either sense the wastes
> from these rags have to be disposed of in some manner either by the shop
> or the laundry service, but which is the best suggestion to lend
> printers when making my final report to them?
> Your help will be greatly appreciated
> Tory Duncan
> Nebraska Printers Project
> 2505 North 24th Street, Suite 103
> Omaha, NE 68110
> email
> phone (402) 595-3812
> fax (402) 595-3832



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