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Recycling and environment should remain priorities

Posted 19 April 2020 at 8:41 am

Editor:

Recycling and the environment have been forgotten in the current virus crisis. Plastics are polluting our waters, littering our shores and contaminating our food.

Why is this happening? Because most plastics are not recyclable. The manufacturers are deceiving the public.

Only those plastic items that are marked 1 and 2 are recyclable but many are rejected due to their size and shape.  All the others are not: 3, 4, 5 and 6 – a marketing ploy by the plastics industry.

Plastics are promoted by the oil industry in response to lower gasoline sales.

Do what you can: Use less, recycle what you can and let your government representatives know that you do not like being deceived by plastic manufacturers.

David Drake

Medina