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Page 4, Viewpointe                                                    July 2021
      The Tale Of The Trail Of The Yellow Bin

      By Harold Katz, R.Ph.                                 8. Any residual color is removed               to accomplish this paper recycling process, then we
                                                         by use of hydrogen peroxide or                    appreciate how vast an effort this has been…and is… to
         Recycling is big business.                      chlorine.                                         save trees and capture carbon from the atmosphere. All
      We may be surprised to learn                          9. Water is removed from the                   this to guarantee a healthier life for our children and great
      that it is among the top ten                       pulp by large heated presses, which               grandchildren.
      industries in this country.                        compress the fibers and make the                     This article has been essentially the tale and trail of
      Since we are told that it is                       dry finished paper.  The rolling                  the contents of the Yellow Recycling Box. Tune in next
      our moral  and civic duty to                       machinery can be as wide as thirty                issue of ViewPointe for the Blue Box journey. The more
      recycle, we ought to know                          feet. From these rolls, paper is cut              we know, the more enthusiastic we may become about
      more about  this  patriotic                        and sold to users of all kinds.                   recycling…and recycling right!
      activity to which we are                              If we consider all the specialized
      committed. Boca Pointers (or at least those of us with   machinery that had to be invented              Harold Katz R.Ph., Edgewater Estates 
      an inquisitive bent) may be interested in following the
      contents of our yellow recycling container after it leaves
      our home:                                                                        Board Of Directors
         1. At the Solid Waste Authority (SWD) in West Palm,
      paper and cardboard are separated and bundled into huge
      bales for sale and shipment. The price of the bales is based   May 2021 – May 2022 Officers/Executive Committee
      on the quality of its contents (amount of impurities and
      trash contained) and also on the market demand at the   Chairman and President  Barry J. Haberman    District 5 Howard Weinstein (El Dorado)
      time.                                                Vice Chair          Steve Retzer                   Esplanada, Caravelle, Palomar, La Corniche,
         2. Shipping these huge bales to the processors.   Secretary           Steve  King                    and El Dorado
         3. Huge vats with chemicals added convert the paper   Treasurer       Harvey  Kaplan              District 6 Connie Murray (Villa Flora)
                                                                                                              Villa Flora, Montego Bay, Villa Del Sol, and Palladium

      into a huge wet mush.                                District Directors                              District 7 Alan Markoff (The Plum)
         4. The mushy pulp is pushed through screening with   District 1 Mary Ann Frazier (Palms)             The Plum/Cortina, Villa Sonrisa and Pointe 100
      different sized holes, removing large contaminants.     Encantada, Valencia and The Palms            District 8 Robert Cornell (Costa Brava)
         5. More impurities are removed by spinning the    District 2 Steve King (Imperial Royale)            Costa Del Sol and Costa Brava
      sludge.                                                 Promenade, Imperial Royale, Imperial, Regency   District 9 Robin Gliboff (Edgewater)
         6. DE-INKING. Colors and glue residues are removed.     and Panaché                                  Edgewater Pointe Estates and Stratford Court
         7. WASHING. Sludge is washed with water to remove   District 3 Harvey Kaplan (Meridiana)
      residual ink particles. If needed, air is blown through the      La Mirada and Meridiana                     At Large Directors
      mix to complete the wash.                            District 4 Michael Ehrentreu (El Viento)  Through 2022              Through 2023
                                                              El Viento, La Paz, and Southwinds
                                                                                                   Chandra Stewart-Keith (Panaché)  Barry J. Haberman (Encantada)
                                                                                                                               Marvin Lazarowitz (Villa Del Sol)
                                                                                                   Bob Greenstein (Lakes of La Paz)
        Golf Carts                                                                                 Steve Retzer (La Mirada)    Carsten Bethge (Valencia)

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