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RE: [GreenYes] recycling plastic number 5's and 6's.
Regarding #3 plastic bottles (PVC), this is where we recyclers should be
making our stand - NO PVC bottles in the consumer waste stream.  The
eminently recyclable #1 and #2 can provide the same packaging attributes
that PVC provides.  Those companies that use PVC claim that they want the
clear look of PET, but don't want to pay the higher cost for PET.  We say,
PVC may be cheaper in the short term - for the producers, but is far more
costly when you look at it from a systemwide perspective.  This is a perfect
example of the neeed for producer responsibility; i.e design for recycling!

Anne Morse
Winona County, MN



-----Original Message-----
From: Steen, Terri - Contractor [mailto:Terri_Steen@belvoir.army.mil]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 11:29 AM
To: greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] recycling plastic number 5's and 6's.


Finding a place to recycle plastics #3 is pretty unlikely - that's the PVC
stuff we'd just rather they didn't use at all...
Around here (Washington DC area), supermarkets take #4 (LDPE) plastic bags
for recycling by Trex into plastic lumber.
There are other plastic lumber companies and perhaps other ways to bring
LDPE recycling to Fayetteville.  
Numbers 5 and 6 are pretty hard to find outlets for, due to volume and
weight - issues of storage, economics, etc.  Many shipping and packaging
stores will accept Styrofoam peanuts (#6) for reuse.

Thanks to all the folks who asked!  Keep up the suggestions!

-- terri

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Edna J. Glenn [mailto:techsvcs@u.washington.edu] 
Sent:	Wednesday, December 12, 2001 12:06 PM
To:	greenyes@grrn.org
Subject:	Re: [GreenYes] recycling plastic number 5's and 6's.

Or number 3's [shampoo, mouthwash bottles, etc]?  Save them for some
future recycling opportunity?  Or is this unlikely?

Edna J. Glenn
Seattle, WA

> Stephan P wrote: Same goes for us folks in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
> ...is there anything we can do with 4's?

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