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RE: [GreenYes] Fw: Recycling and Pepsi
Kathryn,

You are right, except that I don't think aluminum cans
contain 51.2% recycled content.  They are probabaly
basing this number on the fact that the alum industrysays
they're recycling 62% of their alum  cans when in fact
the recycling rate is 55%.

Pat Franklin


At 11:29 AM 1/31/02 -0800, Smith, Kathryn wrote:
> > I am responding to your question regarding the percentage of Pepsi
> > containers that are made with recycled material.
> > Aluminum cans contain 51.2% previously used aluminum cans.
> > Glass bottles contain 25-35% previously used glass cullet.
>
>Don't all glass bottles contain 25-35% recycled cullet?  And don't all
>aluminum cans contain 50-60% recycled content?  In other words, these are
>the standard containers manufactured.  It's not as though Pepsi is doing
>anything to ensure that their products contain recycled content.
>
>
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