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RE: [greenyes] Recycling of Plastic Grocery Bags...
	If you have a significant litter problem associated with the bags, but perhaps even if
not, maybe you could consider the Irish approach of instituting a surcharge on the bags.
They do this at the point of check-out for maximum impact on consumer consciousness.  This
would have the advantage of eliminating much or maybe even most of the problem at the
source.
	-- Steve Bloom

> -----Original Message-----
> From: troypam@no.address [mailto:troypam@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 11:00 AM
> To: greenyes@no.address
> Subject: [greenyes] Recycling of Plastic Grocery Bags...
>
>
>
> Hello:
>
> 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.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Troy Glasner
> troy@no.address
>
>





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