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Re: E-M:/ plastic bags

What is the status of these bags in the recycling stream? Does anyone collect them? Or do they have to be landfilled? I agree that we want to move away from them but until we do, it would be great if we could get them out of the trash system.

Andrew Mutch

----- Original Message ----
From: Larry Nooden <ldnum@umich.edu>
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2008 12:55:43 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ plastic bags

Enviro-Mich message from Larry Nooden <ldnum@umich.edu>

About 20 years ago, Australia switched to bio- and UV-degradable plastic
bags, and that diminished the litter, especially around garbage dumps.

I believe the plastics that we use in these bags are banned in Europe, at
least in N Europe.  Their bags can be incinerated without generating
dioxins, etc.

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