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Updated: Printed battery maker expands in Wisconsin

1/31/2012 11:11 PM EST
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george.leopold
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re: Updated: Printed battery maker expands in Wisconsin
george.leopold   2/2/2012 1:40:34 AM
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You are right, they would likely be creating a separate waste stream requiring a different type of disposal method with little left to recycle. We'll try to get an answer from the company as to whether they've considered this and what if anything they plan to do about it.

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green_ee   2/1/2012 7:43:22 PM
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What about the recycling & disposal issues ? Putting batteries and RFID into consumer packaging could contaminate traditional paper/cardboard/cardstock recycling processes.

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george.leopold   2/1/2012 5:39:50 PM
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This story has been updated after we spoke this morning with Blue Spark's Matt Ream. The company has some interesting ideas on how to leverage "battery-assisted passive" RFID tags. And they put their money where their mouth is....

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george.leopold   2/1/2012 1:19:30 AM
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We concur, "chanji". We were unable to reach Blue Spark Technologies today, but will have an update to this story Wednesday (2/1) on the number of jobs involved, financing and other details after we speak with Blue Technologies' Matt Ream. Stay tuned.

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chanj0   2/1/2012 12:34:57 AM
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Good news to American workers. I hope the move will inspire more corporations to bring manufacturing to U.S. and to train more Americans for the future.

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