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Evaluation about Drinking Bottle’s Reduce and Reuse Effectiveness: Super Light Returnable Glass Bottles and Life Cycle Assessment
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 153-160
Received: Aug. 24, 2014; Accepted: Aug. 30, 2014; Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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Authors
Shuichi Tamura, Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
Robert William Marek, Public Works Department, Sasebo, U. S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East, Sasebo, Japan
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Abstract
"Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle are terms which are familiar to us as the "3Rs. " The 3Rs enable us to decrease pollution in the environment. The "Super Light Returnable Glass Bottle " is a light and reusable glass bottle generated by advancements in the technology of glass engineering. By manufacturing and using "Super Light Returnable Glass Bottles " as opposed to other container types, potentially we can reduce up to 80% of CO2 emissions. This article introduces what "Super Light Returnable Glass Bottles " are, shows how glass bottles are manufactured, and then proposes an approach to promote its use. We show the potential environmental benefits of Super Light Returnable Glass Bottles by conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis for drinking containers. We demonstrate the effectiveness of "Reduce " and "Reuse " in the 3Rs by simulating the change in CO2 emissions resulting from glass bottle reuse and reduction in glass bottle weight.
Keywords
3R, Super Light Returnable Glass Bottle, Life Cycle Assessment
To cite this article
Shuichi Tamura, Robert William Marek, Evaluation about Drinking Bottle’s Reduce and Reuse Effectiveness: Super Light Returnable Glass Bottles and Life Cycle Assessment, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 153-160. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20140205.12
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