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Re: [GreenYes] Weight vs Volume
On 21 Jul 2002 at 9:39, Bob and Camille Armantrout wrote:

> I suspect these statistics reflect a rise in the use of plastic
> packaging as opposed to an actual reduction in generated waste.  Since
> paper and paperboard weigh more than plastic, the trend toward plastic
> packaging will reduce tonnage without reducing volume.  At the same
> time, plastic beverage containers are replacing glass bottles.  The
> practice of measuring solid waste in weight rather than volume can be
> misleading.

not only that, but the fact that the larger volume would be made from unsustainable 
non-renewable resources is also an issue - overall toxicity goes up, thereby ensuring 
greater harm

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