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Glass Is Greener
To the Editor:
Re “Drink Outside the Box,” by Tyler Colman (Op-Ed, Aug. 18):
Without a doubt, glass bottles are greener than wine boxes.
Calculating a carbon footprint based solely on trucking capacity is myopic and fails to consider the carbon costs for extraction and manufacturing.
Just envision the various elements that have to go into creating a wine box. It involves many more steps, materials and energy inputs than are required for making a glass bottle.
As for recycling, most communities can handle glass, which is 100 percent recyclable. Good luck finding programs that handle wine boxes.
The choice is clear: glass is greener.
Joseph J. Cattaneo
Glass Packaging Institute
Alexandria, Va., Aug. 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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