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re:packing peanuts and rodents!

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>Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 11:03:52 -0400
>From:   "Tammy Allen" <tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us>
>To:     <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
>Subject: packing peanuts
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>Reply-To: "Tammy Allen" <tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us>
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>Does anyone have a list of vendors for the new starch-based packing 
>peanuts and do you know if these peanuts, when dissolved down the drain, 
>cause any additional loading on the wastewater?
>Tammy L. Allen
>Senior Environmental Specialist
>Pinellas County Environmental Management
>512 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
>Clearwater, FL  33763
>(727) 464-4761
>Fax (727) 464-3174
Hi Tammy,

A supplier I confronted about their packaging material said, help!  Using
biodegradable peanuts attracted rats to their warehouses, so that it was
hard to get staff to enter these buildings and they were considering....
rat poison!

Janet Clark <clarkjan@turi.org>
Associate Director for Information
MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute
University of Massachusetts
One University Ave.
Lowell, MA  01854-2866
Tel 978-934-3346, Fax 978-934-3050