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RE: [GreenYes] recycling plastics when there are no programs?
Michelle,

I think you're right about what the plastics industry "theoretically could
do" to make plastics recycling less problematic, given that it is now
internationally ingrained and unlike to change.  Shall we ask them?  And who
specifically do you recommend we make our request of?

Anne Morse
frustrated recycling educator




-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Raymond [mailto:michele@raymond.com]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 8:10 AM
To: Doris Cellarius; 'The Eden Sterling Company'; greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] recycling plastics when there are no programs?


It is not legal to use the term "recyclable" unless you can easily recycle 
the container in MOST communities.

Unfortunately, most people take the resin coding symbol to be one for 
recyclable.

The plastics industry cannot educate people on what to put out because EACH 
program is different.

However, they theoretically COULD educate nationally on understanding the 
coding system, since it is now ingrained internationally and a little late 
to change.

Best of luck.

Michele Raymond


At 09:48 AM 12/12/01 -0700, Doris Cellarius wrote:
>Is anyone or any group doing something about all the plastics labeled with
>"recycle" numbers for which there really are no generally available, viable
>collection programs for?
>
>Citizens are getting quite annoyed about this misleading system.
>
>Doris Cellarius
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf
>Of The Eden Sterling Company
>Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 9:21 AM
>To: greenyes@grrn.org
>Subject: [GreenYes] recycling plastic number 5's and 6's.
>
>
>Hello. My name is Ben Randolph. I am new to this list. We strive in our
>household to recycle as much as possible. Here in Cincinnati, Ohio we can
>find no place that takes plastics marked with a 5 or 6. We want to know if
>there is someplace we could mail these plastics to that would recycle them.
>We don't have that many, but over 3-4 months they would add up to be quite
a
>lot. Or if someone knows of a place in Cincinnati that we might have
>overlooked.
>
>Peace,
>Ben Randolph
>
>
>
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Michele Raymond
Publisher
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
5111 Berwyn Rd. Ste 115 College Park, MD 20740)
301/345-4237   Fax 345-4768
http://www.raymond.com


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