BOX MARKING PROGRAM IDENTIFIES WAX CONTAINERS, AIDS RECYCLING

WASHINGTON -- A program to help retailers separate waxed corrugated boxes from nonwaxed containers will begin this July, when boxes marked with the word "wax" in English, Spanish and French will arrive in North American supermarkets.The nonwaxed containers can be recycled, but identifying which is which has been a problem for supermarket employees in the past."The marking system will be a tremendous

WASHINGTON -- A program to help retailers separate waxed corrugated boxes from nonwaxed containers will begin this July, when boxes marked with the word "wax" in English, Spanish and French will arrive in North American supermarkets.

The nonwaxed containers can be recycled, but identifying which is which has been a problem for supermarket employees in the past.

"The marking system will be a tremendous move forward," said Tim Vogel, manager of environmental affairs at Wakefern

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