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- Recycling Mystery: Expanded Polystyrene
- Plastic #5 Recycling Got You Feeling Blue?
- Debunked Plastic Myths
- Trey Granger
What's your impression of plastic? Is it better or worse than other forms of packaging (such as glass, metal and paper), and how did you form this opinion? There is a lot of information distributed throughout the green world about plastic, and not much of it is positive. Before you write this material out of your life, let's evaluate a few of the common plastic statements to see how true they really are. Myth #1: Resin code determines all Foundation: In 1988, the Society of the Plastics Indus… Read More
- Earth Day 2009: What's the Big Deal?
- Recycling Mysteries: #5 Plastics
- Lindsey Wilson
If you’re trying to be more eco-conscious, chances are you’re already recycling plastic bottles (or using reusable ones!). But what about yogurt cups, hummus tubs or cottage cheese containers? What’s the best way to dispose of those? Items like these, as well as medicine bottles and some microwave-safe take-out containers, are typically made from #5 plastic, or polypropylene. This type of plastic is lightweight, yet durable and can withstand high temperatures, moisture and oil, making it ideal… Read More