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Re: [GreenYes] Guinnes cans
On 29 Apr 2002 at 12:02, Sharon_Gates@ci.long-beach.ca.us wrote:

> 
> 
> Is anyone familiar with the Guinnes Stout cans that have a
> ping-pong-like ball inside? According to the label, the plastic ball
> is supposed to reduce foam when you pour the beer out of the can. I'm
> curious as to whether the plastic ball contaminates the aluminum for
> recycling. 
> 

hi there!

my concern would be more to do with if the plastic contaminates my Guiness with 
pthalates or similar...

my sense is that the plastic would be burnt up at the temperatures required to smelt 
aluminium, and the emissions will almost inevitably, contain dioxins...

regards
Muna
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