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[greenyes] Recycling of Plastic Grocery Bags...

We have a bit of an issue up here in Ottawa, ON Canada - as a municipality - they are looking at a way of cutting costs and one of the costs that came out was Ottawa's expense of collecting recyclable plastic grocery bags and shipping them to China - the cost to us to do this was somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.8 million Canadian.  Because of the outcry on the expense - some politicians have speculated that this cost of recycling is extravagant and the whole recycling program should be cancelled.

Is there no resource out there who would buy this raw material for products like Trex and or a broker who could find a buyer for this content?  Does it have to go to China - and according - they some if not all of this is burnt, landfilled or incinerated.  Comments, thoughts please - need to put a recycle letter campaign together.

Thank you.


Troy Glasner

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