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

Re: Shop towels: Launderable vs. disposable

Tue, 19 Jan 1999 23:39:22 -0500


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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Gifford <>
To: E&R Posting Address <>
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 6:35 PM
Subject: Shop towels: Launderable vs. disposable

>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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