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Subject: Plastic identification

Plastic identification

From: Laura Gorman <lagorman>
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 1994
Is it possible to use the recycling numbers (e.g., 1,2 etc.) on plastics
to identify "safe" plastics?  This would be as a guide for the public,
when you advise them to go out and purchase a box for storage or making
a microenvironment, and tell them that only certain plastics are safe,
and then they are stuck because they can't identify the plastics without
contacting manufacturers, etc.  So, would a recycle #1 (milk jugs, etc.)
identify a polyethylene, and so on? Thanks.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:80
                    Distributed: Monday, May 9, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-80-008
Received on Wednesday, 4 May, 1994

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