Issue Date: March 16, 2009
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WHEN ARIEL DEFAZIO opens the refrigerator in her Denver apartment, she sees yogurt, hummus, and margarine, all packaged in containers made of polypropylene. "It's hard to avoid," she says of the ubiquitous plastic.
All that polypropylene frustrates DeFazio, a law student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She's a passionate recycler, but Denver recycles only plastic bottles, which are typically made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). As she puts her polypropylene containers . . .
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