Labeled Fruit, As A Form Of Deconstruction

Plastic Label On Orange
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Fruit is frequently sold with small plastic labels so that the checker can scan the labels to determine the price. This benefits the store by reducing mistakes in pricing. It penalizes the customer because the plastic label is not compostable whereas the fruit is compostable.

That means that I could not compost an orange without first peeling off the small plastic label. If I left it on, plastic would find its way into compost.

One exception is Dole bananas. They are labeled with paper tags and paper is compostable.

Sadly, even when separated, the small plastic label cannot be recycled. Instead it has to be placed into landfill.

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