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Re: [GreenYes] Plastics and TRUE recycling
The key ingredient missing in C. William's analysis is the
toxicity of the plastic. What makes the plastics so reprehensible
is not that they reach an end to their "useful" life, but that
when they do, they are poisonous relics. Same for most every
petroleum based product. One of the key's to reaching our forum's
goals is to clean things up: no toxic emissions, byproducts, or
end life.
David Wollner

----- Original Message -----
From: "C E F G" <hither@qwest.net>
To: "GreenYes" <greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 12:50 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] Plastics and TRUE recycling


>
> Paul Goettlich wrote in part "and still, none is truly
recycled."  He
> continues to go on stating [One may say, "but by not collecting
it, you
> send it directly to the
> landfill."].
>
> Although this is a reference to plastics, I believe that the
same could
> be said about most collected recyclables.  Metals and glass are
the only
> curbside collected items that I can think of which can keep
"chasing
> their own arrows as they are recycled time and time again."
Paperstocks
> and cardboard only have about 3 times thru the recycling cycle.
In fact
> most old curbside recycling bins end in the trash.
>
> Lets get rid of the "TRULY" mentality and accept reuse/reprocess
as what
> happens to most collected recyclables.  What is wrong with
> reuse/reprocessing if
> it saves on need for virgin feedstock while keeping final
disposal in
> limbo for yet to be determined years?
>
> Regards, C. William
>
>
>
>
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