Dear Green Yes List
December issue of Waste Age, there were two instances where
recycling-incompatible hot melt glue were used -- both on the cover for the
renewal form and on the inside, where a 12 month calendar was inserted.
As described in
previous notes to this list and in the article in the May issue of Resource
Recycling, these glues are a serious contaminant for paper recyclers,
costing the industry an estimated $2 billion a year.
The use of these
glues by Waste Age is especially disheartening, as not only sent
them two letters of their use of non-recycling compatible glues in their
magazine and asking them to switch to formulations that are recycling
compatible. Unfortunately, they responded to neither letter, and continue to use
the contaminating material.
I hope that
you will contact the firm and express your desire that they "Design
for recycling" in their products. I have also cancelled my subscription to their
Thanks and best
wishes for 2008!
Wisconsin Council on