Wasted Photo Paper

In the past there have been posters who were concerned about all of the wasted photo paper. That is, all the prints that are made, but aren't purchased. Their concerns seemed centered on the paper that is destined for landfills. Fear not tree huggers. I have found out what happens to all of that photo paper. It all gets recycled, and not in the way you'd think.

Usually, paper recycling involves grinding, soaking, and creating pulp. Not so with photo paper. Each ship is equipped with a machine that takes all of those unpurchased photos, and gives them a chemical bath that removes the ink from the paper. Actually, sometimes, not all of the previous image is removed, and your photo looks layered on a previous picture. I hope this allays any worries that so many photos are wasted. Big Smile

One reason photos are so expensive, is we all pay for this process because so many go unpurchased.

24 Answers

I had heard of this process, thanks for the confirmation.

Never heard of this process, kind of cool.

I have seen people go pick out the pictures of them and rip them up and toss the pieces on the trash.

This is really because you thought my Carnival breakfast was fake. See, the trick is, to make it sound really feasible. And of course it has to make sense.

So, sorry tree huggers. This one is, sadly, just those voices in my head making things up.

Ummmmm, no comment

BAK - inside your head must be a pretty scary place even for you. Where do you get these crazy ideas ? LOL Happy

I feel like a trout that just got reeled in.Surprised

Remember he was well known for this on the other site. So, Don't feel bad.

As long as those voices in his head has him post them, we're safe.


Big Smile

AuntPinkie, BAK caught me up in his jokes/ teasing many times too. LOL

It isn't the first time and it probably won't be the last.Big Smile


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