Subject: Re: Some Butcher Paper Questions Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 15:02:31 -0700 From: WWS <email@example.com> Organization: wwcd Newsgroups: alt.fan.tom-servo Message-ID: <38F24F77.D13D0CA7@tyler.net> "Sloppy Joe, The Meat King" wrote: > I feel that it is important that I repost this wonderfully informative > post here in AFT-S. I hope everyone reading this group takes into > consideration. > > In misc.industry.pulp-and-paper > Reynold Conger <rjcongerNOrjSPAM@sprintmail.com.invalid> wrote: > > >Butcher paper is one of the products that > >is being pushed out of the market by > >plastic films. I have not seen butcher > >paper for several years. > > >At one time the moisture barier in the > >paper was wax, but in more recent times, > >most butcher paper used a plastic. > >I do not recommend throwing butcher > >paper in a septic tank. It may eventually > >break down, but not any time soon. I wouldn't recommend butcher paper for TP, either. > >Butcher paper is a very dense paper that > >has been treated to keep blood from > >penetrating the paper. Thus the water and > >bacteria of the septic tank will have > >difficulty penetrating the paper. I'll bet that's a real rough wipe! > >Penetration of water into the paper is the > >first stage in the break down of the paper. > >More than likely any butcher paper that > >gets into a septic tank will cause problems > >long before it breaks down. Is he saying that you can still use the butcher paper to wrap your meat even after it's been in the septic tank? > >As for the difference between bleached > >and unbleached, it is only a matter of > >aesthetics. Some people don't think the > >brown paper looks clean enough to touch > >their food. > >Reynold Conger Maybe it has to do with they way they fished it out of the septic tank. -- __________________________________________________WWS_____________
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