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Re: Dishes vs. Disposables



I asked a similar question, concerning life-cycle assessment of disposable
vs. ceramic coffee-type cups, about a year and a half ago.  Kirsty Mate sent
me the following:

A great site all about LCA's which also gives you lists and lists
of LCA's done all over the world is
<http://www.tiac.net/users/tgloria/LCA/lca.html>

So maybe your colleague could find something helpful there...

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Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot, P.E.
Process Profiles
P.O. Box 8264
Calabasas, CA 91372-8264

rosselot@ix.netcom.com

(818) 878-0454
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rusty Harris-Bishop <Rusty_Harris-Bishop@p2pays.org>
To: 'p2tech@great-lakes.net' <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 1:20 PM
Subject: Dishes vs. Disposables


>A colleague of mine is looking for information regarding the cost/benefits
>of using dishes and silverware in an industrial cafeteria versus disposable
>utensils.  Is anyone aware of any studies that have been done regarding
this
>issue?  Are there any subtle issues that may not be thought of immediately
>when considering a dishwasher system (such as water permits, pre-treatment
>issues, labor, initial costs, etc.).  Thanks for your time!
>
>Rusty
>
>* Rusty Harris-Bishop
>* NC Division of Pollution Prevention
> & Environmental Assistance
>* 919/733-4398
>* 919/715-6794 fax
>* Rusty_Harris-Bishop@p2pays.org
>
>