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Re: [GreenYes] Plastic Replacement for Aluminum Cans
I wonder how realistic it is to imagine a society that
doesn't depend on plastics in the consumer
mainstream???

I can't imagine the medical industry existing without
plastic, but I wonder if the toxics involved in
creating new plastics is worth the time and trouble of
the scientific community.  

I bet they could use their time more efficiently like
finding ways to eliminate landfills and the gook
inside them not to mention cures for deadly
diseases...

lcm
--- muna@iafrica.com wrote:
> On 3 Dec 2002 at 17:49, Pete Pasterz wrote:
> 
> > Yippee--
> > 
> > the return of the plastic can...how long has this
> been on the shelf?  
> >  Is this latest reincarnation any more recyclable
> than version 1.0??
> > 
> 
> Hey Pete....
> 
> I will happily lay odds that it is not, but never
> forgetting, that the raw material is still 
> non-renewable, and of course, the life cycle toxics
> issues are all still there - could one 
> not make a case for these kinds of tests be done
> prior to release of new packaging? 
> The ongoing coming to light of new chemicals being
> leached into content is 
> worrying... like acetaldehyde in PET.....
> 
> Kind regards
> Muna
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Monterey Institute of International Studies 

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