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[GreenYes] Re: NatureWorks' Recycling Problem in Fortune magazine/CNNMoney.com


I think bio-plastic bottles are a great idea except the "recycling problem"
is definitely a concern.

I see that the comments here specifically relate to bio plastic BOTTLES.
But I want to make it clear to everyone that regardless of how you feel
about those bottles you should definitely support other bio-plastic products
such as cups, and foodservice containers. As most of you know: most all
plastic recycling programs do NOT accept non-bottle containers (NO: tubs,
cups, containers, etc.)

Which means that a plastic cup or container slipping in the recycling stream
isn't a problem like a bio-bottle would be.

Stephen N. Weisser, Sales Manager
GreenLine Paper Company, Inc.
631 S. Pine Street
York, PA 17403
717-845-8697
1-800-641-1117
stevew@no.address
www.greenlinepaper.com <http://www.greenlinepaper.com/>
Close the loop: recycling works when we buy recycled.


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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of Gary Liss
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Cc: Gary Liss; Marc Gunther
Subject: [GreenYes] NatureWorks' Recycling Problem in Fortune
magazine/CNNMoney.com


Apologies for Cross-Postings

>From http://www.marcgunther.com/
Thu 2 Nov 2006



NatureWorks <http://www.marcgunther.com/?p=55> ' Recycling Problem

In pursuit of that elusive goal called sustainability, we need to radically
change how we make stuff, how much stuff we consume and how we throw stuff
away. Bio-plastics-that is, plastics made from things that grow, as opposed
to oil-are a step in that direction because they are renewable. But bottles
made of bio-plastics create problems because they can't be easily recycled,
as a company called NatureWorks
<http://www.natureworksllc.com/corporate/nw_pack_home.asp> , a division of
Cargill, is learning. Today's CNNMoney
<http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/01/news/companies/pluggedin_gunther_naturework
s.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2006110207> column is about the challenges
of introducing new "green" products into an infrastructure that may not be
ready for them:

NEW YORK (Fortune) - As Kermit the Frog likes to say, "It's Not Easy Bein'
Green."



Not even if you have the best of intentions.


Just ask NatureWorks, a unit of agribusiness giant Cargill, that sells a
renewable and compostable plastic packaging material that is made from corn.


You can read the rest of the column at:
http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/01/news/companies/pluggedin_gunther_natureworks
.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2006110207



Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com <http://www.garyliss.com/>





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