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Offline Peter Halle

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Plastic Recycle Symbol for Splinter Strips
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:19 AM »
I was wondering what the recycling symbol for the guiderail splinter strips is.  Item number 495209 would be representative.  The box only has the symbol for the box on it.  I know that Festool is extremely Green (in more ways than one).

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Plastic Recycle Symbol for Splinter Strips
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 10:20 AM »
@Peter Halle
Good morning Peter,

It's 12.10 am here and I am not going out to the Untidy Shop to find any answer to your question  [eek] [big grin].

However your question did promote some Google Research regarding  FESTOOL and the environment, sustainability and recycling. I found the following -

https://www.festoolusa.com/search-results-page?keyword=Environment&category=All

https://www.festool.co.uk/company/typically-festool/environment/fundamental-attitude

https://www.festool.com.au/Festool/media/Festool%20Images/download%20files/APC.pdf

One of the positive fundamental environmental elements of owning FESTOOL (and other  quality tools) is a general expectation of long life.
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Re: Plastic Recycle Symbol for Splinter Strips
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 11:06 AM »
I'll have to check it out when I'm home, but its either HDPE (#2) or more likely Polypropylene (#5). HDPE would have better resistance against fracture but PP would have better clarity for setup. Its certainly not a Homopolymer PP probably a fairly basic PP co-polymer.

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Re: Plastic Recycle Symbol for Splinter Strips
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 07:52 PM »
I was wondering what the recycling symbol for the guiderail splinter strips is.  Item number 495209 would be representative.  The box only has the symbol for the box on it.  I know that Festool is extremely Green (in more ways than one).

Thanks in advance.

Peter

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Just bumping this request for info in case it got missed.

Peter

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Plastic Recycle Symbol for Splinter Strips
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 08:34 PM »
If you are wondering if the strips can be included in a residential recycling program, I doubt it. The residual adhesive would probably be a disqualifier.  Also most residential recycling programs are not just looking for certain symbols but specifically for residential post consumer food and beverage containers. These products are widely used amongst their customers and provide a reasonably consistent quality level for the business that consume these goods as raw materials. Uncommon, almost one off products are usually considered contamination by recyclers. Note that my knowledge in this area is biased by common practices in most of the US. Things can be different in other countries especially in Europe.