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[GreenYes] egg cartons
My understanding of why they are not always included in recycling programs
is because of wet strength, an additive that makes them harder to pulp.

> From: Van Calvez [mailto:vcalvez@bainbridge.net]
> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:44 PM
> To: greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: [GreenYes] egg cartons
>
>
> Someone told me yesterday that paperboard egg cartons can't be recycled
> because 
> the paper in them has been recycled so much that it is worn out.
> also they said they can't be reused because of the "health department".
>  
> Is this an urban legend or the truth?
>  
> Is anyone out there recycling or reusing paperboard egg cartons?
>  
> thanks much,
>  
> Van Calvez
> Human Nature Solutions
> Bainbridge, WA


Amy Perlmutter
Executive Director
Chelsea Center for Recycling and
Economic Development
University of Massachusetts
80 Everett Ave, Suite 221 
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-887-2300/fax 617-887-0399
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