[permaculture] Plastic v. Stainless Steel
david.glober at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 10 20:03:46 EST 2008
Thanks for informative link. What I'm also trying to understand is - with stainless steel taking a lot of energy, etc. to create - and stainless steel bottles taking a lot to shape specifically, and the alloy of stainless steel also taking time to decompose - is it a totally clear choice between the two in all cases?
Kai Vido <kaivido at yahoo.com> wrote: I will vote for stainless steel. Polymers are Forever. Read the article
in Orion magazine:
Makes it hard to feel good about any level of plastic in our lives.
--- David Glober wrote:
> Esteemed List:
> Some one suggested to me recently that my stainless steel Klean
> Kanteen bottle has more embedded energy in it, and therefore more
> impacts, than mounds of plastic bottles, and if I need to take water
> with me on long walks or hikes, I'm better off reusing plastic.
> I'm new to the list, so sorry if this is a recent topic. Facts and
> info would be appreciated.
> Also - does this make a Thermos bottle a bad idea for soup or tea?
> Thanks - david glober, san francisco
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