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RE: [GreenYes] margarine and yogurt tubs
My understanding is that it is the way the two different products are
molded.  One is blow molded and the other is injection molded.  The
difference is that the two types of plastic cannot be mixed as they have
different melting points.  In Austin we only accept #1 and #2 plastic
bottles and we stress that a bottle has to have a skinnier neck than base.

Katherine J. Murray
Waste Diversion Planner
City of Austin Solid Waste Services
(512) 974-9043
fx (512) 974-9048

-----Original Message-----
From:	Sharon_Gates@ci.long-beach.ca.us
[SMTP:Sharon_Gates@ci.long-beach.ca.us]
Sent:	Tuesday, October 08, 2002 5:13 PM
To:	greenyes@grrn.org
Subject:	[GreenYes] margarine and yogurt tubs


What is the difference, from a recycling standpoint, between a #2 beverage
container and a #2 yogurt tub?  Our curbside recycling program collects #1
through #4 plastics, but I have just learned from our MRF that
margarine-and-yogurt-tub-type things are not recycled but are considered
waste.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California
562/570-4694
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