Carbon Footprint of Plastic


CO2e: 7 kg per kg (4 days, 14 hours)


Reference 1: http://www.york.ac.uk/sei/projects/completed-projects/york-ecological-footprint/
A Material Flow Analysis and Ecological Footprint of York

For each tonne of plastic reference 1 gives these figures for Co2e per
Plastic film 6.96
Plastic drink bottles( PET) 6.75
Food packaging (LDPE) 7.08
Dense plastic (HDPE) 6.43

Note: Unlike cardboard most pastic does not rot to Co2 or methane… unless it is biodegradeable??

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