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Re: [GreenYes] plastic # 5
Dear Greenyesers:

I just spoke with Mark at CAW.  He said the new TREX plant in Nevada is 
taking a lot of the 3-7's for use in their lumber products. They prefer 
clear bags I believe,  Also, Trex is paying more for the bags, so the trash 
bag makers are having a hard time getting enough resin to meet the recycled 
content requirement in CA.

I would think Jerry Powell's directory of plastics markets would help 
locate the companies that take the other resins.

Best of luck!

Happy holidays!!

At 11:35 AM 12/13/01 -0700, Yasmeen Seedat wrote:
>I am looking for as much information on #5 plastic as possible, if you know
>of how widely it is accepted for recycling, where it is accepted, is
>curbside pick up ever available for this plastic and if so where.
>I am hearing that it is hard to recycle this plastic and I wanted to verify
>this. Also I heard that usually only non profit recycling companies will
>recycle it because they lose money in doing so and for profit companies
>don't want to eat that cost. Is this true?
>Any help you can offer would be very appreciated.
>Yasmeen Seedat
>Customer Service Coordinator
>1-800-494-WILD (9453)
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