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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 []
> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:44 PM
> To:
> 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

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Chelsea Center for Recycling and
Economic Development
University of Massachusetts
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