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[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 <http://www.container-recycling.org/>

www.bottlebill.org <http://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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