[GRRN] REF PET bottles

Pat Franklin (cri@igc.org)
Tue, 18 May 1999 08:54:20 -0700 (PDT)

Geraldo and others on GreenYes,

My apologies for the blanket comment that "REFPET (refillable PET) bottles
are in "wide use" in Europe. I am currently researching the exact number of
countries in Europe and South America where this bottle is in use. I will
get the information out to the listserve as soon as possible.

Pat Franklin

>From: "Ferrer, Geraldo" <ferrerg@icarus.bschool.unc.edu>
>To: "'greenyes@earthsystems.org'" <greenyes@earthsystems.org>
>Subject: RE: Refillable Bottles
>Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 11:02:01 -0400
>Dear all,
>I just want to point to a certain inaccuracy that I see in some messages.
>Often, I hear statistics or practices "in Europe". Practices in Europe
>(environmentally related or not) change enormously from country to country,
>and sometimes within countries (big cities vs. little towns). As an
>example, refillable PET is said to be widely used in Europe. I would be
>very surprise if this statement were true for more than a handful of
>Geraldo Ferrer
> <<Geraldo Ferrer>>
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