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[GreenYes] Pat Franklin's query
At its November meeting, the Assocation of PostConsumer Plastic Recyclers 
gave Tetra Pak an award for its efforts to work with APR members regarding 
the recyclability of Glaskin-coated bottles.  The testing involved the 
processing of coated containers and the production of polyester fiber and 
bottles from the recycled material.  In both cases, says APR, the recycled 
resin performed virtually identical to virgin resin.  Several APR members I 
interviewed suggest that the silicon dioxide coating ends us as a dissolved 
solid in the reclamation plant's wash water.

Jerry Powell, Editor
Plastics Recycling Update


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