Go and preach plastics [Regarding George Hoopes' Dec. 12 letter in Mailbag, Page 13:]
There's still a lesson here. Lest we be too smug in our rejection of these jerks, remember that there are millions of less-visible but just as misinformed anti-plasticans out there.
I inform the supermarket checkout people, telemarketers, airline reservation people, just about anybody I can get my words on, about how this stuff makes our own lives better.
And I try to demystify plastics, too, which is needed within our industry as well as without.
Go thou and do likewise.
One last word to the APC: Finance a reliable study of the environmental impact of recycling.
Hoopes letters a laugh
I just finished reading the responses to George Hoopes' letter.
Mr. Hoopes' letter, combined with the great cartoon [Jan. 2] and responses from readers, led to 30 minutes of some of the best laughs we have had here in years!
Keep up the great work and print more letters from future ``Mr. Hoopes.'' We all need a laugh in this business from time to time.
Jed A. Peeler
General Dental Products Inc.
Elk Grove Village, Ill.