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Re: [greenyes] dishes vs. disposable

There is a practical way to answer questions like this: get industry or commerce department data on SALES of the products and then pro-rate national or regional data to arrive at a figure for your local population. This is reliable for products with a very short (single-use) lifetime.

The easiest way to measure what comes out of the pipe is to measure what goes in.


At 08:32 AM 8/30/2005, Kelly Bolger wrote:
Does anyone know the amount of waste averted from landfills by
restaurants and cafeterias using glassware vs. disposable plastics?

Kelly Bolger
Research Assistant
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

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