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?
ScenarioTotal Ecocosts [Euro/item]
glass bottle0.38
Plastic bottle0.05