22 Dec '11, 2pm

In Defense of the Plastic Bag

In Defense of the Plastic Bag

I find it interesting that Mark Gunther is regurgitating Hilex Poly's press release regarding the increase in recycling rates of polyethylene bags, sacks and wraps, as reported by EPA. The truth about recycling rates is this: The EPA separates the types of polyethylene plastic in its reporting of rates for bags, sacks and wraps: HDPE - the type of plastic that is used in the manufacture of single-use grocery bags, such as the type Hilex Poly makes. The other category is LDPE/LLDPE - plastic that is used in those glossy department store bags, dry cleaning garment bags, and most importantly the stretch wrap that is wrapped around everything from shipping pallets to multi-roll packs of toilet paper. This type of plastic has a fairly well-established recycling infrastructure -- it is clean, plentiful, and can be recycled easily, making it a valuable commodity. The type of HDPE...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/12/22/defense-plastic-bag

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