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RE: plastic bags
our recycling center does not accept the plastic bags
you describe, but wal-mart claims that they recover
their bags to resell for the manufacturing of recycled
plastic lumber. (ironically, they don't offer this
product for sell at their stores and they declined to
put a recovery bin at our community recycling

we have such a problem with them floating around our
roadsides, creeks and barbed wire fences that we call
them <<ozark tumbleweeds>> around here. i am working
on a pilot project with some economics students to do
a waste audit of wal-mart's plastic bag contribution
to the world. 

if anyone has a heads up on who else is recycling
these bags, i'd love to know about it. 

melissa terry

--- "Maine, Bruce" <> wrote:
> Hello, Glen.
> You wrote:
> My question is, does anyone know if there is any way
> to "return" plastic bags to a form that is
> usable/safe
> for the planet?
> Don't know where you picked up PVC in the subject
> line but food bags are
> typically Type 2 (high-density polyethylene film -
> HDPE) and Type 4 (low
> density or linear-low density polyethylene film -
> LDPE/LLDPE). Check with
> your local recycling organizations for recycling
> options.  
> Bruce Maine
> Research Director
> Sustainable Design Services
> HDR Architecture
> 402.399.1198
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