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RE: [GreenYes] egg cartons
You can only recycle paper so many times!!!

When the content gets too high, most of the stuff goes out as waste, i understand.

Its also not good with coated paper -- the coatings go out with sludge

Lot of sludge landfilled!!!


At 02:43 PM 4/23/02 -0500, Anne Morse wrote:
I understand that the fiber in molded paper egg cartons is so poor that when recycled, most of it passes through the screens and washes out with the water.  As such, few paper recyclers will say they want them.  Here in our local communities we have a substantial reuse system through the food coops that has been in place for many years.  But that's OK, since reuse is better than recycling!
Anne Morse
Winona, Minnesota
-----Original Message-----
From: Van Calvez []
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:44 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] egg cartons

Someone told me yesterday that paperboard egg cartons can't be recycled because
the paper in them has been recycled so much that it is worn out.
also they said they can't be reused because of the "health department".
Is this an urban legend or the truth?
Is anyone out there recycling or reusing paperboard egg cartons?
thanks much,
Van Calvez
Human Nature Solutions
Bainbridge, WA

Michele Raymond
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
5111 Berwyn Rd. Ste 115 College Park, MD 20740)
301/345-4237   Fax 345-4768

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