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RE: [GRRN] alternatives to shrinkwrap
It is my understanding that GLAD Wrap, which my family uses, is not PVC.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	LackWard []
> Sent:	Saturday, March 03, 2001 12:13 PM
> To:	multiple recipients of
> Subject:	[GRRN] alternatives to shrinkwrap
> Pat Franklin at CRI suggested we contact your listserv with this query.
> We are community activists here in Portland who want to encourage
> alternatives to PVC-based "shrinkwrap" for applications such as wrapping
> cookies, sandwiches, etc. in sales cases for display.
> Currently we approach store and restaurant owners with Greenpeace
> information on the problems (dioxin) caused by PVC wraps. But to be really
> effective we need specific information on shrinkwrap alternatives,
> including
> what they are, how they perform compared with PVC wraps, who sells them in
> our region, and how their cost compares with that of shrinkwrap.
> One alternative we need to know about is true cellophane, the traditional
> kind made with cellulose only and without other plastics. Does it keep
> food
> fresh and moist for several days, as shrinkwrap does? Is it transparent so
> customers can see the foods it wraps? Is it readily available in most
> areas?
> Who sells it to stores and restaurants, and how much does it cost compared
> with shrinkwrap? We need these same questions answered with regard to
> other
> potential alternatives to PVC wraps.
> We'd like to prepare a concise one page handout with alternatives to
> shrinkwrap information that we can give to restaurants, stores and others
> (such as the large chef's school here in Portland) along with Greenpeace's
> information on the toxicity of PVC products so store owners and
> restauranteurs can readily access affordable alternatives to shrinkwrap in
> our area. To this end, any and all information on shrinkwrap alternatives
> will be most sincerely appreciated.
> Larry Lack and Lee Ann Ward
> 3736 SE Caruthers
> Portland, OR 97214
> 503-231-7737

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