GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here stopped accepting polystyrene foam and plastic bags from retailers it services earlier this month, citing cost and health issues in handling. An estimated 20% of the polystyrene foam and plastic bags returned by customers are contaminated with nonrecyclable items such as hypodermic needles and medical supplies, as well as dirty diapers, according to Gary Evey, a spokesman for Spartan. Approximately 45% of Spartan's 470 members participated in ...
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