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Fluff comprises a mixture of shredded plastics, textiles, and other materials that are neither reusable nor recyclable. It includes for instance material left over after an automobile has been dismantled and the ferrous metal and other marketable materials have been separated.

Fluff is one of the five waste streams considered in this assessment next to solvents & waste oils, wastewater sludge, filter cake from wastewater treatment, and paint and ink residues.

Fluff can only be used in cement kilns if it is shredded fine enough and if it contains no more than a small amount of chlorine and water.

Related words:
industrial wastes