Life Cycle Analysis for Glass bottle versus plastic bottle

by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-07-27 09:06:02 UTC
mineral water bottled in belgium or italy and transported to shanghai. My first thought about the difficulty to design for sustainability. of course it is ridiculous to ship water over the globe but in the chinese dont like drinking carbonated water so one needs to do something. So what to buy plastic or glass bottles?
Scenario: glass bottle
Last Updated: 2013-02-22 02:51:29 UTC
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Materials used in the product

Item Cost per unit Unit Quantity Total Cost
Tap water, at user/CH S 0.0 kg 1.5 0.0
Packaging glass, green, at plant/DE S 0.102 kg 0.45 0.0459
Aluminium, production mix, at plant/RER S 2.801 kg 0.006 0.016806
Total Cost 0.062706
Weight Adjustment [kg] 0.0
Total Weight [kg] 1.96