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Daniel Stillman

New York, NY, United States

Designer (Product Design)

Member since May 10, 2007

  • Tyvek: the new plastic bag

    Environment

    Micki's post about the SanFran ban (alliteration not intended, but not deleted either) does raise a good point - what can replace plastics? On one hand, forcing companies to switch over to bioplastics could lower thier cost...one the other hand, i blogged about how this also raising the price of corn leading some farmers to feed their pigs and cows tater tots and oreos. Scary.

    One the other hand, a friend of mine did a project in school where he researched Tyvek as a plastic bag replacement...it's really strong, very reusable and totally recyclable. The plastic bag "open loop" could be turned into a Tyvek bag "closed loop" where stores give a deposit refund for bags.

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