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Re: [GreenYes] Cost of recycled plastic in bottles
John,

This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but it may help. It is from
the Berkeley Plastics Task Force Report.

http://www.mindfully.org/Berkeley/Berkeley-Plastics-Task-Force.htm#5

"Recycled HDPE pellets cost $0.34/lb, almost as much as the $0.38/lb price
for virgin HDPE. Recycled PET pellets cost about $0.58/lb compared to
$0.76/lb for virgin material.[41] Economic return is reduced by the high
price of recycled resin and the practical requirement to use at least 50%
virgin resin to achieve desired performance."

            [41] Plastics News, January 1996.

Paul Goettlich
PO Box 517
Berkeley  CA  94701

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reindl, John" <Reindl@co.dane.wi.us>
To: <greenyes@earthsystems.org>
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 6:50 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Cost of recycled plastic in bottles


> Does anyone have an estimate of how much more it would cost Coke or Pepsi
> per container to use 25% recycled content plastic than to use virgin
> material?
>
> Thanks much,
>
> John Reindl
>
>
>
>


>





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