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dorothee
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May 23, 2016 - 5:53 am

Hello,

As you may know I am doing Environmental Illustrations with the I Spy A Bag project on FB, instagram & twitter. 

I am in NYC and currently drawing posts about plastic bags as the 5¢ fee bill just passed in the city but is in danger with a preemption bill in the senate. 

I wanted to do something about the composition of plastic bags but the only info I found are dated of 2010.

Do you know if animal fat is still used to manufacture plastic bags?

-I apologize if this topic has been discussed already –

Thank you so much for your work !

Dorothee

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Beth Terry
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May 23, 2016 - 7:40 am

It seems like it is. Here are a couple of links:

http://nfscfaculty.tamu.edu/ta…..21-Chapter 21 Fats and Oils from Animals.pdf

http://www.persistencemarketre…..market.asp

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dorothee
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May 25, 2016 - 11:44 am

Thanks a lot !

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