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[GreenYes] RE: [bayes][heur] [GreenYes] plastic? or wax? coated milk cartons


yes, the "fingernail test".   If you're old enough, you remember being able to scrape the wax off the milk carton [especially in school] with your finger.   It was handy to be able to "write" messages in them sometimes  :{)
 
I doubt many, if any, paper mfr is still making it....


From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Jewell, Rebecca
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:12 PM
To: GreenYes@no.address; crra_members@no.address
Cc: Spence, Bill - MRF
Subject: [bayes][heur] [GreenYes] plastic? or wax? coated milk cartons
Importance: Low

I've been reading up on gable tops and a practice of coating them in layers of polyethylene instead of wax.
 
Obviously this has an effect on their suitability for recycling vs composting.
 
Is there some way that one could determine, when purchasing milk, if the carton is coated with plastic or wax?
 
Thanks in advance,
Rebecca
 


Rebecca Jewell
Recycling Programs Manager
Davis Street Station for Material Recycling & Transfer
A Waste Management company
510-563-4214

Fun Fact: Waste Management recycled more than 5 million tons of commodities last year; preventing the release of more than 3.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.


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