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[GreenYes] Plastics definition


Title: [GreenYes] Plastics definition



David:

Plastics don't have to be petroleum-based!

Amy



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Amy Perlmutter
Principal, Perlmutter and Associates
Fellow, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, UMass
23 Avon Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-5456

On 9/5/07 9:58 AM, "GreenYes group" <noreply@no.address> wrote:

> Date: Tues, Sep 4 2007 10:20 am
> From: David Biddle
>
>
> Mike¹s suggestions for resources are the best. I would caution, as most
> recycling professionals do, that there really is no such thing as ³plastic.²
> Plastics is a catch-all phrase for dozens of different petroleum-based
> resins. Each type has an entire economics and societal use and recycling
> application. PET and HDPE are the obvious resins to look at. PET seems to be
> particularly important these days since there¹s been such an increase in
> consumption and discarding of single-use water bottles. Along these lines,
> talking to end-users is paramount ‹ NAPCOR¹s membership list is a place to
> start: http://napcor.com/members.htm
>
> Also, Wellman, Inc. at http://www.wellmaninc.com/
>
> Obviously, there are a lot of packaging companies you can contact and
> packaging industry trade groups.
>
> Hope this helps.
> --
> David Biddle, Executive Director
> <http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com>
> Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
> P.O. Box 4037
> Philadelphia, PA 19118
>
> 215-247-3090 (desk)
> 215-432-8225 (cell)
>
> <http://www.gpcrc.com>
>
> Read In Business magazine to learn about sustainable
> businesses in communities across North America!
> Go to: <http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm>
>






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