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  1. you_have_been_removed

    you_have_been_removed DI Forum Adept

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    Wondering if anyone heard of or indeed used the synthetic nipa, only came across it today on a google search of nipa alternatives, just wondering if anyone has any experience of using it on any projects

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    Not had experience but have read about it and if it comes from the Palmex Company in Quezon, they have a 20 year warranty on the product. Clearly if it's a plastic it will endure as long as there is a component added to slow the drying out factor from the extreme Sun and heat.
    • High density polyethylene (HDPE)
    • Thermo-formed
    • UV-protection treated structure
    • Highly resistant
    • 100% recyclable
    • Color: tobacco
    • Dimensions: 39’’ x 24’’ one leaf
    • Thickness: 0.029’’
    • Weight: 1 lb per leaf including the rail
    Patented product has sold to 63 Countries, and Company claims ZERO MATENENCE. Can also order fire retardant or not.
    https://palmexphilippines.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4vfFmq6_8QIVnr2WCh02gwD1EAAYASAAEgIi8PD_BwE
     
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    My neighbour is looking at this and recently was given a price per sqm it is around P1000 I think?
     
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    In the long run you are adding more plastic to the environment. Sure, long after you pass away it might end up properly disposed in a landfill. It could also end up in the ocean.
     
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    When did landfill become "properly disposed"? IMHO anything that is not bio-degradable, within a short time frame, is not acceptable. Apologies if this is "off-topic" maybe there should be a new thread regarding the use of plastics?
     
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    Chrystalhead states that it is 100% recyclable so where is the issue here? we can only hope that in the future the Philippines gets up to speed on such things, mind you I'm not so sure that even our own countries have that nailed either?
     
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    The recycling myth is a complete scam. The vast majority of plastic does not get recycled.

    'Plastic recycling is a myth': what really happens to your rubbish?

    “I think the best global estimate is maybe we’re at 20% [per year] globally right now,” says Roland Geyer, its lead author, a professor of industrial ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Academics and NGOs doubt those numbers, due to the uncertain fate of our waste exports. In June, one of the UK’s largest waste companies, Biffa, was found guilty of attempting to ship used nappies, sanitary towels and clothing abroad in consignments marked as waste paper. “I think there’s a lot of creative accounting going on to push the numbers up,” Geyer says.

    “It’s really a complete myth when people say that we’re recycling our plastics,” says Jim Puckett, the executive director of the Seattle-based Basel Action Network, which campaigns against the illegal waste trade. “It all sounded good. ‘It’s going to be recycled in China!’

    Since this article was published, China has stopped accepting plastic for recycling.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environ...cycling-myth-what-really-happens-your-rubbish
     
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    I guess I should have asked if it was ok with you buy synthetic nipa, and would I die before the roof did, and how could I make sure it would end up in a landfill from beyond the grave, and not in the ocean, I guess I should add it to my will, that the roof will be treated in a manner that suits you ...........maybe I should run any other posts with you first, to get your opinion
     
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    just a general thanks to the 80% who hi-jacked my post with their form of bullshixx who talk a fair game but are probably first to throw the bottle out the window
    "just wondering if anyone has any experience of using it on any projects" that was the parting question
     
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    Hello. I have a house a hundred kilometres north of Dumaguete and it’s several clusters of houses (resort style) and the roof are all nipa. While it looked awesome, it didn’t really last long. I found I had to keep changing it every five years because when it thins out, it becomes unsightly. Birds were nesting in some areas, while one side would look patchy. Because of the nipa, I also developed a snake problem. They are apparently attracted to nipa, and I wish I knew this before I decided on it. Anyway, I thought changing it every five years would be so costly so I looked into Palmex. They gave me a quote with the shipping and installation and the total amount became quite substantial. It was almost 6x the cost of what I paid for my current roof. If I remember correctly, they also won’t issue a lifetime guarantee on their product. They will just say it will last twenty years if maintained properly. Maintaining them would entail additional costs. I had to give them a pass.
     
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