Green Myth Busters

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Cans or Bottles?

 

The can versus bottle dilemma is a tricky one, but a good basic rule is to drink locally bottled beer in glass bottles if you can. Manufacturing aluminum is resource-intensive. Virgin glass beverage containers are also made from an abundant natural material: sand, mixed with limestone. The transformation of sand into glass is easier and less energy intensive than the laborious journey from bauxite to aluminum.

 

Excerpted from Wake Up and Smell the Planet by Grist.org, edited by Brangien Davis, © 2007 Skipstone.

 

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