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Re: [greenyes] Bottles
It's hard to know for sure about anything plastic
but Greenpeace considers it a less harmful plastic.
http://archive.greenpeace.org/~toxics/html/content/pvc5.html
Apparently, HDPE doesn't require as many problematic additives as other
plastics.

But again... maybe next year we find out something new.

best,
Van


----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Perlmutter" <amyperl@no.address>
To: "greenyes" <greenyes@no.address>
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 11:46 PM
Subject: [greenyes] Bottles


> David, you are right. I sent a correction in the day after I sent that. It
> is polycarbonate, not polypro.  Nalgene also makes an HDPE bottle-- anyone
> have any knowledge on the health impacts of HDPE?
>
> on 8/4/03 1:38 PM, David Stitzhal at stitzhal@no.address
> wrote:
>
> > Amy, et. al.
> >
> > Re. the on-going water bottle discussion, when you referred to the
> > Nalgene bottles being PP, I am wondering if you are referring to the
> > old Nalgene's -- the more opaque variety. My understanding is that
> > the newer Nalgenes, the transparent ones in fancy colors, are
> > polycarbonate, rather than PP or HDPE.  I am wondering if this is
> > true, and if so, if there is still a biphenol-A issue, or any other
> > issues associated with polycarbonates and leaching.
> >
> > Thanks.  Cheers.
> >
> > Stitzhal
>
>





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