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[GreenYes] Re: which is greener - HDPE or PET?


Eric;
Can you clarify that.
Is this producer able to use(equal amount/wgt of) either and wishes to know which has lower footprint if you will.
Thanks
Rod
----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Franklin
To: 'Eric Lombardi' ; greenyes@no.address
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 11:51 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: which is greener - HDPE or PET?


Eric,



It's a little more complicated than just determining the upstream and environmental impacts. There are certain requirements for certain beverages that make one resin type better than another. Peter Anderson can probably address this issue. David Cornell would definitely be able to shed some light on the subject. I'll cc him on this email. Don't know if he's on this listserve, but if he responds I'll forward his email to you and the listserve.



Pat





Patricia Franklin

Executive Director

Container Recycling Institute

Washington, DC 20036

202.263.0999

www.container-recycling.org

www.bottlebill.org






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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Eric Lombardi
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 11:15 AM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] which is greener - HDPE or PET?



I have been asked by a major food producer and packager which plastic, HDPE or PET, would be better for them to use. They were wondering whether or not anyone has done a life-cycle assessment comparing the two? I think this is an important and timely question considering the moratorium on "bioplastic bottles" that some (including Eco-Cycle) have called for.

Any help in answering this would be appreciated, and if you have any valuable feedback on this, please post it for the list to see as well,
Eric

Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
Eco-Cycle
Boulder, CO
303-444-6634
www.ecocycle.org
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