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RE: [greenyes] [jtrnet] Lay's (Frito) packaging Q - KansasMarket

Hi Rose,

Very interesting ... Can you describe what it will be recycled into? Who is
your buyer, what do they make out of it, and are they paying you for "mixed
hard rigid" or are you paying them to take it?


Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
Eco-Cycle Inc

-----Original Message-----
From: Rose Niemi [mailto:Rose@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:51 AM
To: gary@no.address; greenyes@no.address
Subject: Re: [greenyes] [jtrnet] Lay's (Frito) packaging Q - KansasMarket

A rep from a local recycling company states:

That item would be pulled as a "Mixed Hard Rigid" at our plant, and

Take care,


Rose Niemi
Merced County Association of Governments
369 West 18th Street
Merced CA 95340
209-723-3153, extension 315

>>> Gary Liss <gary@no.address> 05/09/05 5:50 PM >>>
Anyone know if this package is recyclable?


>Subject: [jtrnet] Lay's (Frito) packaging question - Kansas Market
>To: "Public and non-profit recycling market developers"
>From: RFerguson@no.address
>A new (to this market anyway -Topeka, KS) Lay's product called 'Stax'
- a
>'Pringle' like potato chip snack product features a mobius symbol and
>'Please Recycle' on the label on the main tube.
>The lid is marked as a '4', however my confusion is the main container
>marked as a '2' and a '7'. It appears the main container may be a
>co-extruded product with the blue - presumably '2' on the outside, and
>interior being black - presumably the '7' and appearing completely
>What is the proper way to handle/process the tube.
Subject: RE: [jtrnet] Lay's (Frito) packaging question - Kansas Market
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 13:31:37 -0400
From: "Gilbert, James" <JGILBERT@no.address>
To: "Public and non-profit recycling market developers"

The Federal Trade Commission issued guides concerning Environmental
Marketing Claims. The following is an excerpt from its website:

"d) Recyclable: It is deceptive to misrepresent, directly or by
implication, that a product or package is recyclable. A product or
package should not be marketed as recyclable unless it can be
separated or otherwise recovered from the solid waste stream for
or in the manufacture or assembly of another package or product,
an established recycling program. Unqualified claims of recyclability
for a product or package may be made if the entire product or package,
excluding minor incidental components, is recyclable."

While I think you have a good case I suggest that you read all the
applicable guide sections before approaching the company. They
many illustrations of acceptable and deceptive practices.

Jim Gilbert
Empire State Development
Environmental Services Unit
400 Andrews Street, Suite 710
Rochester, NY 14604
Fax 585.325.6505
From: thomas.heil@no.address
To: "Public and non-profit recycling market developers"
Subject: RE: [jtrnet] Lay's (Frito) packaging question - Kansas Market
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 13:59:58 -0400

There are a lot of #1 thru #7 mixed bales markets available now,
export to China or Recycle America's new Chicago plant. I'd guess
they'd be
able to handle the material. I also guess from seeing the commercial
this is a blow molded container with an MDX-6 Nylon barrier layer in it
make it fit the #7 Other code. The #4 LDPE cap might be able to be
too. tom

Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485

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