31 Jul '12, 2pm

Mushrooms and bamboo? Dell delves into packaging alternatives

Mushrooms and bamboo? Dell delves into packaging alternatives

"boosting the recyclable" This is a direct quote from your article. Mushrooms Packaging and StarchTech are companies highlighted in this article.Neither company manufacturers recyclable product.Also mentioned was Bamboo and again this is not RECYCLABLE. These products are not recyclable and in the case of Bamboo, it actually causes problems in our pulping process because people put it in the cardboard recycling stream.Alot of times we can't tell the difference. We need to clearly limit products that look and act like recyclable products but are not. Your article highlights some great products that may be better than plastic but without being RECYCLABLE in a standard recycling stream,they are one step up from plastic and a stop gap product at best. Common sense will tell you these products will end up in the same place (landfill) as plastic and any other compostable product.

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/08/02/mushrooms-bamboo-...

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