[GRRN] [Fwd: plastic factoids]

From: Cindy Shea (cpshea@earthlink.net)
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 10:08:31 EDT

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    Please respond directly to Mary Tkach at Aveda "mtkach@aveda.com" if you
    have factoids to share on the energy and pollution benefits of using
    postconsumer hdpe instead of virgin plastics. Thank you.

    Cindy Pollock Shea
    Contributing Editor
    Florida Sustainable Communities Network

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    Dear Cindy,

    Peter Anderson suggested I contact you.

    I am looking for some "factoids" about the benefits of using postconsumer recycled plastics vs. virgin plastics. especially as it relates to HDPE.

    Something like, "If every household in the USA used shampoo that packaged in X% postconsumer plastic, we could save XX gallons of oil, reduce air pollution by xx tons, conserve xx gallons of process water, etc."

    Do you have this kind of information or know where I might find it? I've looked in a lot of places, but have been unsuccessful.

    Many thanks, Mary Tkach

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