mimprocesstech t1_jc1nhmu wrote

Eyeballed it. It was 1am at the time and your complaint was about the vizualization.

Otherwise I would probably take the mean of all wellbeing values and discard anything outside 2.5 sigma. To make the visualization nicer I would probably break it down into several brackets as OP has done, but use box plots instead.


mimprocesstech t1_jc0z9bg wrote


I made a scatter plot. Seems like it tells the story a little better, to me anyway.

It doesn't show the density, but from what I gather is the more you make the less likely you are to be more or less "emotionally well" and more content than either of the extremes.

Line plot basically the same.


mimprocesstech t1_j2dwxgc wrote

Depends on whether or not it has been used. Anything that comes in contact with bodily fluids is supposed to be incinerated, irradiated, or steamed in an autoclave as you know. Lab fluids (not bodily fluids) have to be rendered inert chemically, but then can probably just be poured down the drain.

I guarantee a good portion of medical expenses is derived from disposal requirements. I would like to see if any bloodborne pathogens could survive regrinding and extrusion... then the only issue is how it's transported.


mimprocesstech t1_j2dt11n wrote

>Ketchup packs are just too small and not worth even trying to recycle, inceneration is the best way to dispose of it.

Good point.

>With the proper configuration and air filtration there is no environmental impact for the process

Very true, should've mentioned that.

>And the milk boxes are made of Tetra Pak, which is recyclable.

Did not know that. Cool. So whatever you buy your milk in, it's recyclable lol.


mimprocesstech t1_j2dsq6s wrote

Yes, just stating that the possibility of a virus surviving the process was greater instead of chopping up and reusing the plastic in something like injection molding where the melting temperature usually far exceeds the temperature a virus can live at. I didn't mean to imply it couldn't be done or isn't being done.


mimprocesstech t1_j2cq1p8 wrote

From what I know, all are recyclable with caveats, some of which I will mention below. NA doesn't lack the tech, it's more realistically the motivation, there's generally no money in it unless it's sorted, sorting takes money, so very often it is sold to poorer countries or countries like China where it can be sorted relatively cheaply or incinerated as fuel to generate electricity.

Other considerations are things like FDA and others regulations that prevent something that has been to a consumer (all of us) from going back into the production stream for use in medical or food/beverage containers for health/safety reasons. I'm not sure if it's because they fear a virus may survive the manufacturing processes (almost impossible, unless it's purely a clean and reuse type of thing) or because thermal degradation of the regrind material or material mixed with others containing different additives could affect the packaging (far more likely, especially in the case of PolyStyrene [PS] that uses foaming agents often to make Expanded PolyStyrene [EPS]--like foam cups that McDonald's used to have). It's also why mixed material packaging, like ketchup packets with foil liners and milk cartons can't be recycled, the outer carton is paper, but there is a plastic liner inside of it.