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Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 12:20:28 -0500 (EST) From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Food packaging boxes-Recyclable? (W. K. West)
March 8, 1999
Dear W. K. West,
Someone has been handing you some misinformation:
cereal boxes and similar packaging materials are made of paperboard not of chipboard . Yes, paperboard is recyclable. Many recycling programs in the Northeast currently recycle it.
As to plastic bags degrading, only a very small fraction of plastic bags are manufactured to degrade either in landfills or on their own. Yes, the technology exists and is in use; no, it is not widespread.
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