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Re: [greenyes] PVC Full Body Wraps
there are two different types of wrap...the kind you're referring to is
indeed no. 4, or polypropylene.  that type is used eg on soda bottles where
it just covers the horizontal body and does not extend up the neck.

and therein lies the difference...the subject here is the specific fancy
type used on eg Arizona Tea that goes from the body up the neck w/o
wrinkling and which is generally made of PVC, and in very rare instances

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael & Susan Kramer" <mkramer@no.address>
To: "Peter Anderson" <anderson@no.address>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [greenyes] PVC Full Body Wraps

I guess I am confused. about  The PVC wrap, which I thought was # 4 plastic.
live in a small town, and most of that wrap, the food store trashes.  We of
course rescue the cardboard.  The majority of the boxes I unwrap are from #1
aluminum cans.
Are you asking if the labels should be removed?
Susan Kramer

Peter Anderson wrote:

> Sharon asks a follow on question about those full body PVC wraps around
> mostly PET and sometimes HDPE plastic bottles: "Does this mean that we
> should encourage people to remove the wrap before putting wrapped bottles
> into their recycling bins?  Should we tell them
> not to put the wrapped bottles into the bin at all?  Of course, it would
> be best if people didn't purchase bottles wrapped with PVC.  But what do
> we do in the meantime?"
> Since only a small proportion of people will do so, educating people to
> remove the labels is probably the worst thing to do because it implies
> either (1) there is no problem with these wraps or (2) whatever problem
> does exist is caused by the consumer (failing to remove them) instead of
> producer.
> If you do educate on the subject, it would be to pleasantly complain to
> supermarket manager and request that he/she tell the distributer to tell
> producer to find a non-PVC substitute. That or not buy products with the
> wrap.
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