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[greenyes] Re: New red #2 Folgers coffee containers and white #2 plastic frozen concentrate juice containters


Think I found my answers - both appear to be recyclable along with commonly collected milk jugs and detergent containers. Thanks to those who emailed back.

_Folgers New HDPE Coffee Can - Blow molded HDPE_
<http://www.packworld.com/cds_search.html?rec_id=16570&ppr_key=patents&sky_key=patents&term=patents>
<http://www.packagingdigest.com/newsite/InfoChannel/Label/info_label_news10.php?footer_id=1>

_Welch's New Plastic Frozen Concentrate Can - Blow molded HDPE_
<http://www.welchs.com/company/company_FAQs.html>
*Are Welch's packages recyclable?*
For years, Welch's products have been packaged in containers that are 100% recyclable glass, aluminum or plastic. Welch's plastic juice containers are a number 1 PETE category and can be recycled with plastic soda bottles. Additionally, the composite can used for Welch's frozen concentrates is made up of up to 50% recycled materials. The new plastic can used for Welch's frozen juices and juice cocktails is blow molded and is a recyclable number 2 plastic.

<http://www.welchs.com/press_arch/packaging.html>
"The new container has also been named as the first recipient of the "Design for Recyclability" award by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR)."


Stephan Pollard wrote:

Anybody know whether or not those new red #2 HDPE Folgers coffee containers (pictured here <http://www.folgers.com/index.shtml>) are blow-injected and therefore collectable with other items such as plastic milk jugs and detergent bottles? Same question on those white plastic #2 frozen juice concentrate containers (pictured here <http://www.welchs.com/products/frozenjuices.html>)? It's debatable whether or not the opening / neck is narrower than the base in both cases - but they're dang close!

Stephan





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