Plastic pipe dataaround Europe

Energy consumption - GUA study

A comprehensive study carried out by PlasticsEurope and GUA, an Austrian environmental consultancy has important implications for the use of plastic products and hence plastic pipe systems. The study found that substituting plastics where possible by more traditional materials throughout Western Europe would require additional energy equivalent to 22.4 million tons of crude oil. The result in additional greenhouse gas emissions would be 97 million tons, equivalent to 30% of the EU-15 Kyoto target for the period 2000 – 2012.

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