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Unformatted text preview: to get PVC banned in various countries. Another reason for unpopularity of PVC with some groups is the "vinyl" in the name. Several years ago, there was a series of news stories about the dangers of working in plants which produce vinyl. The stories disclosed increased risk of cancer and other health problems among the workers. As a result of these negative influences, PVC use has been generally confined to manufacture bottles for non-food products, such as shampoo and hair conditioner, thermoformed blister packages of various types, stretch film, and a few other applications. There is an on-going process of converting packages for many products from glass, metal, and other plastics to PET. One reason is that many local curbside collection recycling systems will accept PET containers for recycling. PET Bottles...
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course PKG 101 taught by Professor Haroldhughes during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08