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To: maine-iac7
And cut down on the plastic...P.E.I. allows no plastic soda bottles, for example. It's in glass bottles that go to be rewashed. Worked for decades.

And studies show that washing out glass bottles actually consumes more energy and resources than making a plastic bottle each time.

10 posted on 04/21/2008 3:42:43 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (NO I don't tag sarcasm. Why are you asking?)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Glass also weighs more which means more fuel burned during transport. Glass also has a habit of breaking. Plastic is much better and can be recycled just like glass.


13 posted on 04/21/2008 3:53:08 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Oztrich Boy
And studies show that washing out glass bottles actually consumes more energy and resources than making a plastic bottle each time

I've heard that one - wonder if that also includes the other end - from collecting on - and

Americans use four million plastic bottles every hour, but only one quarter of them will be recycled. ..and

A plastic bottle will take 700 years before it will even start to decompose....

AND, there's the not very surprising news now that dangerous chemicals in the plastic bottles leach into the liquids...

SO

I will continue to buy glass

14 posted on 04/21/2008 7:22:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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