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[GreenYes] Fwd: State/Local Govts. Sought for Plastic Redesign Project
Apologies for Cross Postings

>From: "Peter Anderson" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>     I would like to encourage anyone representing a state or local recycling
>agency to consider joining the Plastic Redesign Project.
>     We are a multi-state coalition of state and local recycling agencies
>working to encourage packagers to design plastic bottles for recyclability.
>Our current activity is focused on the new generation of barrier enhanced
>PET bottles being used for beer, fruit drinks and tea which are products
>that are so oxygen sensitive that PET by itself is unable to provide
>adequate shelf life.
>     Unlike earlier reports on the issue, this is the first independent
>technical evaluation which, using an objective procedure for quantifying
>economic impacts, concludes the current designs are likely to increase costs
>significantly when they are rolled out into the marketplace.
>     The work on the barrier report was funded by grants from U.S.
>Environmental Protection Agency, the California Integrated Waste Management
>Board, the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Alameda County Recycling
>Board, but there is no financial obligation to join the Project.
>     If you would like more information about the Project's objectives,
>guidelines for membership and an automated on-line sign up application, go
>to and go to the JOIN page.
>     Those joining before Tuesday of next week will be listed as one of the
>member agencies on the barrier report and also will be able to receive a
>free copy of the 68 page report. (In order to raise funds to continue the
>Project's work, the full report will only be available to the public at a
>significant charge.)
>     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My numbers
>are listed below.
>                                                        Peter
>Peter Anderson
>4513 Vernon Blvd. Suite 15
>Madison, WI 53705
>(608) 231-1100
>Fax (608) 233-0011

Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485

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