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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

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

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


(818) 878-0454

-----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
>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 Harris-Bishop
>* NC Division of Pollution Prevention
> & Environmental Assistance
>* 919/733-4398
>* 919/715-6794 fax
>* Rusty_Harris-Bishop@p2pays.org