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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:33 pm 

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I am having trouble getting rid of the ABS computer plastic. Looking for some ideas if anyone can help.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:12 pm 

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Head to the yellow pages site and enter your zip code and search for plastic
Then just call or email any plastics companies around you.
If you’re near a large city you can also call some of the larger steel yards and scrap recyclers.
It’s one of the, comparatively, more valuable plastics.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:22 am 

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:24 pm 

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ABS is currently floating between 40c and 60c per lb.
in the last few years it’s been as high as well over a dollar and as low as 25c.
It’s value comes from the fact that it’s the most used industrial plastic and second most used consumer plastic. There’s little involved in reuse beyond melting it to a semi-liquid and forming a new shape.
In recycling the most difficult issue with it is colour.
With dozens of manufacturers using different pigments; the horror.

If you’re ever board it’s one of the more interesting things you could look up and read about. It’s even edible! And digestible. Some production companies use it as a coating for compressed power caplets for OTC and Rx pils.

So even if you can’t move it in scrap and plastics industries think outside the box. Call chemical companies, toy manufacturers, etc.
Some want 1000lbs or more. Others are only interested if you have a few dozen lbs or less. So guesstimate how much you have and hit the phones; and don’t be discouraged by the nos.

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