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Recycling Musings Plastic #6
Why do stores pack things in Plastics #6 Polystyrene is there nothing better?
Some places like San Francisco have banned the use.
If an item says it is recyclable (Plastics #6) but no municipality does it, is it then not recycled so why earn the ???
It says it can be recycled even when nobody does it and it is not economically feasible to do so. According to http://www.earth911.com/ this product can be up to 97% air.
Imagine the volume of a pound of plastic #6, lets guess a kitchen trash can (12″ x 14″ x 20″ = 13 gallons or 2 cubic feet) which full of the 97% air Plastic #6 polystyrene maybe weighs a 1/2 pound? Not much!
And of that material on 25%, of the 3% that is not air, content can be reused. According to the Plastics Market – Material must be baled and meet certain standards of weight, density, and size. How do these municipalities recycling centers afford to prepare & ship it?
BASICALLY it ain’t worth it!
We, me included, just need to stop using/buying it!
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