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A different method for extracting more recyclable materials has been found successful at Georgia-Pacific's Research & Development Center. The idea, which was pondered by Wayne Winkler, came to life with some trash collected from a local restaurant.
October 12, 2022
After considering the idea of "cooking" trash as a means of breaking it down into more usable products, Wayne Winkler of Georgia-Pacific sent a teammate to a local restaurant to collect trash and try out the idea. The trash was put into a giant, cylindrical pressure cooker called an autoclave and cooked. The method allowed for more recovery of paper fibers that can be recycled into new products.
Georgia-Pacific now calls this project Juno Technology.
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