Plastic cups better for environment than mugs

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Unexpected findings of a recent study by TNO.

7 December 2007

BAARN – Although most people think that plastic coffee cups are bad for the environment, a TNO study commissioned by the Disposables Foundation of the Benelux (SDB) now indicates that disposable cups create less of an impact on the environment. The SDB announced this on Friday.

Plastic and paper cups cause less harm to the environment than porcelain or ceramic mugs. Washing the mugs apparently causes more damage to the environment than the production of the disposable cups.

"The results of the comparison clearly indicate that disposable (coffee) cups cause the least damage to the environment," a spokesperson for the SDB said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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