Here's an attention-getting idea for plastics recyclers that are looking for some attention from their local media: a company in Tempe, Ariz., has set up a program to recycle campaign signs after election day. Most of the signs are made out of corrugated plastic sheet, so there's obviously some value to the material. So Plastics General Inc. is willing to grind old signs and sell the material to processors to make new products, according to this story from The Arizona Republic. "There are a lot of applications for these materials," Bill Wiess, ombudsman for Plastics General, told the newspaper. "It's a renewable resource and it's better than a landfill." The company has even set up drop-off locations where candidates can bring signs to be recycled after the Nov. 4 election. Good idea!
Recycling election signs
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