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To: Reseller Mike who wrote (685)9/4/2014 1:46:59 PM
From: Rawnoc
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Doubtful. We're talking about an attorney's office that said it didn't receive the fax. What are the odds that the attorney's office is lying AND it can be proven it is lying?

A receipt on the sender's end of a Fax isn't good enough. Most faxes are electronic these days anyway and any number of things could have gone wrong. I speak from frustrating experience how many times I've had to resend electronic faxes and vice-versa. You should ALWAYS follow up with a phone call and verify receipt of the fax. It's a pretty simple procedure that two attorney firms are more than capable of doing. If that wasn't done, the Plantiff is attempting to play dirty and it won't fly.

But what do I know....I only called every legal thing accurately from day 1.

I'll take a biscuit.

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To: Reseller Mike who wrote (685)9/4/2014 2:04:04 PM
From: Rawnoc
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I just saw this on pacer:

The attorney signed under penalty of perjury that he didn't receive the Fax until July 31. I doubt the lawyer would take that huge of a risk and lie to a judge under penalty of perjury and risk jail time. Furthermore, even if he did lie (yeah right), the odds of proving he lied are astronomically low.

Finally, since it's been 30 days from July 31 anyway, who gives a shit? As long as the attorney has already filed the necessary responses by the time the judge rules next, the judge won't give a shit at the attempt to nitpick let alone prove the nitpick is even valid.

If this is the bow-wow crow, it's not looking too good for Seneca.

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From: algood4025811/20/2014 3:30:28 PM
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Current Report Filing (8-k)
Date :11/20/2014 @ 11:29AM
Source :Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock :Plastic2oil, Inc. (QB) (PTOI)
Quote : 0.068 0.006 (9.68%) @ 3:05PM

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From: donpat4/13/2015 5:43:36 PM
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Lockheed Martin likes this:

Concord Blue’s Reformer technology is feedstock-flexible, converting nearly any kind of organic waste into clean, sustainable energy. Unlike other available waste-to-energy processes, Concord Blue’s unique process employs a patented technology called steam thermolysis to convert waste material using heat transfer instead of incineration.

I'm impressed - and I do not think this one is as scam!!

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From: scion7/24/2015 9:55:31 AM
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Procter & Gamble to use more recycled plastic

By Jim Johnson, Plastics News
Posted 24 July 2015

Household product giant Procter & Gamble expects to use more recycled plastic in more fabric care product packaging – in some cases going from zero to 50% – in a move that will affect hundreds of millions of containers.

And the company is liaising with plastic recyclers around the world to push use even higher.

The decision will affect an expected 230 million HDPE and PET bottles annually starting next year, the US-based company said. Brands, primarily sold in Europe, such as Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstopables, all are covered by the increase.

The global consumer packaged goods giant already uses some recycled content in packaging for some of the affected brands, but others will see recycled plastics for the very first time.

The push toward using more recycled plastics in the company’s fabric care unit is part of a larger overall environmental effort by the company that also includes the announced end of phosphates in detergents.

“We’re making huge steps in improving the sustainability of our products,” the firm said. “We were already using PCR [post-consumer resin] in a number of our bottles and this increase we are going a step further.

“This increase alone will take Lenor bottles from 0 to 50% PCR, Unstopables will go from 35% PCR to 50%, and Ariel, Dash, Simply, Ace, Bold and others will go from 0 to 25%.”

Gianni Siserani, group president of global fabric and home care for P&G, said the company was looking for more recycled plastics suppliers around the world to provide more material.

“This will allow us to increase the amount of recycled plastic in more brands and geographies,” he said.

Accounting for the increase in recycled content, the company said it expected to use a total of 7.6 million pounds (3.4 million kg) of recycled plastic in the 230 million bottles.

Brands covered under the latest announcement include the Unstopables line of products that are sold in both the UK and North America, where P&G said it has been using post-consumer content for more than a quarter of a century.

“In terms of the number of bottles currently containing PRC, we use PCR in many categories including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, hard surface cleaners, and others in North America and the bottles contain at least 25% PCR,” a P&G spokesman said.

“This has been the case for over 25 years. We are very excited to announce the increase in PCR use in North America as well as the expansion of PCR in Europe.”

P&G said it planned to roll out the increased recycled content in different markets as soon as possible rather than waiting for a unified introduction in every market at once, allowing for the benefits of using recycled plastics to be realised as soon as possible.

The 230 million containers impacted by the additional recycled content would, if laid end-to-end, stretch from the North Pole to the South Pole, it added.

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From: donpat7/8/2016 8:20:54 AM
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Hey Rawnoc, I'm as bullish as it gets on the prospects here.


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To: donpat who wrote (691)11/8/2016 9:52:24 AM
From: donpat
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I guess not.

Licking wounds??

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To: Rawnoc who wrote (686)12/10/2016 1:19:05 PM
From: donpat
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Take a hike!

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To: Rawnoc who wrote (187)3/21/2017 12:33:34 PM
From: donpat
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Who dat???

Where dey??

Marketing is key.

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From: donpat4/24/2017 1:49:12 PM
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Plastic eaten by moth larvae at a great rate.

Now, can we turn those larvae into oil - Plastic to larvae to oil? Or do what the larvae do commercially with their enzyme?

I'm betting $60,000,000 will do the trick!

Nature, once again, is way ahead of us!!

Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

April 24, 2017

Wax worm specimens in a Petri dish. Credit: César Hernández/CSIC

Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics, frequently found clogging up landfill sites in the form of plastic shopping bags.

The wax worm, the larvae of the common insect Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth, is a scourge of beehives across Europe. In the wild, the worms live as parasites in bee colonies. Wax moths lay their eggs inside hives where the worms hatch and grow on beeswax - hence the name.

A chance discovery occurred when one of the scientific team, Federica Bertocchini, an amateur beekeeper, was removing the parasitic pests from the honeycombs in her hives. The worms were temporarily kept in a typical plastic shopping bag that became riddled with holes.

Bertocchini, from the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (CSIC), Spain, collaborated with colleagues Paolo Bombelli and Christopher Howe at the University of Cambridge's Department of Biochemistry to conduct a timed experiment.

Around a hundred wax worms were exposed to a plastic bag from a UK supermarket. Holes started to appear after just 40 minutes, and after 12 hours there was a reduction in plastic mass of 92mg from the bag.

Scientists say that the degradation rate is extremely fast compared to other recent discoveries, such as bacteria reported last year to biodegrade some plastics at a rate of just 0.13mg a day.

Plastic biodegraded by 10 worms in 30 minutes. Credit: César Hernández/CSIC

"If a single enzyme is responsible for this chemical process, its reproduction on a large scale using biotechnological methods should be achievable," said Cambridge's Paolo Bombelli, first author of the study published today in the journal Current Biology.

"This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated in landfill sites and oceans."

Polyethylene is largely used in packaging, and accounts for 40% of total demand for plastic products across Europe - where up to 38% of plastic is discarded in landfills. People around the world use around a trillion plastic bags every single year.

Generally speaking, plastic is highly resistant to breaking down, and even when it does the smaller pieces choke up ecosystems without degrading. The environmental toll is a heavy one.

Yet nature may provide an answer. The beeswax on which wax worms grow is composed of a highly diverse mixture of lipid compounds: building block molecules of living cells, including fats, oils and some hormones.

While the molecular detail of wax biodegradation requires further investigation, the researchers say it is likely that digesting beeswax and polyethylene involves breaking similar types of chemical bonds.

A close-up of wax worm next to biodegraded holes in a polyethylene plastic shopping bag from a UK supermarket as used in the experiment. Credit: Paolo Bombelli"Wax is a polymer, a sort of 'natural plastic,' and has a chemical structure not dissimilar to polyethylene," said CSIC's Bertocchini, the study's lead author.

The researchers conducted spectroscopic analysis to show the chemical bonds in the plastic were breaking. The analysis showed the worms transformed the polyethylene into ethylene glycol, representing un-bonded 'monomer' molecules.

To confirm it wasn't just the chewing mechanism of the caterpillars degrading the plastic, the team mashed up some of the worms and smeared them on polyethylene bags, with similar results.

"The caterpillars are not just eating the plastic without modifying its chemical make-up. We showed that the polymer chains in polyethylene plastic are actually broken by the wax worms," said Bombelli.

"The caterpillar produces something that breaks the chemical bond, perhaps in its salivary glands or a symbiotic bacteria in its gut. The next steps for us will be to try and identify the molecular processes in this reaction and see if we can isolate the enzyme responsible."

As the molecular details of the process become known, the researchers say it could be used to devise a biotechnological solution on an industrial scale for managing polyethylene waste.

Added Bertocchini: "We are planning to implement this finding into a viable way to get rid of plastic waste, working towards a solution to save our oceans, rivers, and all the environment from the unavoidable consequences of plastic accumulation."

Explore further: Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

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Journal reference: Current Biology

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