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Date: Thu Oct 16 1997 - 06:32:00 EDT

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 97 11:32 WET DST
Subject: Re: Can shampoo bottles be recycled (T. Mackenzie)

Oct 16, 1997

Dear T. Mackenzie,

Yes, shampoo bottles can generally be recycled, as can most other kinds of bottles. How? You look at the code on the bottom and find out what kind of plastic that is. You find a recycler of that plastic . They can recycle it. Or you simply put it in a municipal collection receptacle if the municipality recycles that kind of plastic.
Does shampoo down a drain contaminate drinking water?
Not if everything isn't amiss with the public drinking water supply anyway. Shampoo makers, and other consumer product makers (other than household hazardous waste products) would not be permitted to sell their product in a community of drinking water contamination were an issue.
I think that you need a more meaningful question to answer!!!

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