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[GreenYes] plastics recycling
As far as convincing the plastics industry to be more responsible, we could
all contact the American Plastics Industry and let them know our feelings.
If they received 10 more calls than normal they might think take a little
notice. If they receive 20 more calls than normal, maybe they'll even
discuss it in a board meeting. Below is the contact information for the
American Plastics Council.

American Plastics Council
1300 Wilson Blvd. Suite 800
Arlington VA 22209
1-800-2-HELP-90 Outside U.S. 703-253-0710

A letter would probably be best, but phone calls may be easier for most
people. Either one can help make a difference.

They have a list of the member corporations that make up APC. It's kind of a
who's who of major polluting corporations around the world. Each of those
companies probably deserves a phone call too.

Ben Randolph
Cincinnati, Ohio

> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 12:25:30 -0800 (PST)
> From: melissa terry <>
> Subject: [GreenYes] plastics recycling
> the real question can we effectively lobby
> the plastics industry to ammend their code system?
> for example, in our community we only have a market
> for #1 and #2 blow-molded plastics. that means that
> all those injection molded #2's like yogurt,
> cottage-cheese and cool whip containers are not
> recyclable for our residents. you can only imagine how
> tricky this is to explain to our community --
> recycling education should not require a degree in
> chemical engineering!
> so, even though the blow-molded and injection-molded
> #2's start with the same hdpe resin stock, their
> different manufacturing processes make them unsuitable
> for co-mingled collection.
> and, i have residents call me all the time fired up
> because our recycling route workers left their
> styrofoam whichit in their recycling bin -- after all,
> it has those three arrows on the bottom of the
> container.
> i think this question has hit a sore point with
> recyclers and i would personally support a national
> campaign to lean on the plastics industry to clarify
> thier coding system.
> just another 2 cents worth!
> sincerely,
> melissa terry
> sustainable environment educator
> city of fayetteville
> fayetteville, ar

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