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Old 09-05-2014, 06:26 AM   #11
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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What's so "eco-friendly", about a metalized plastic, (Mylar) bag, that doesn't recycle as easy as glass, or #1 and 2 plastics, or a metal growler?

I read "100% recycleable", but they don't add how or to what recycle stream they join, other than the mention of "building materials", which I guess they mean the plastic outdoor decking products, which are made from the grocery store plastic bags.
I did look up Mylar and recycling because you made me curious. It's a plastic and can be recycled with other plastics. However, not all recyclers will take it.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:18 PM   #13
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I did look up Mylar and recycling because you made me curious. It's a plastic and can be recycled with other plastics. However, not all recyclers will take it.
Their product description is not purely mylar. Lamination with other materials can make waste stream segregation & recycling infeasible, which goes back to my concern over claims of being green or eco friendly without convincing support.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:26 PM   #14
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New wine in a box comes with special bags that collapse as the wine is poured to protect the wine from exposure to the air.

Would this growler do a similar thing? (Maybe with the cap) It would be an advantage over traditional growlers if you could open and pour some beer out, but still have the rest of the beer fresh....it would greatly speed up the bottle process!

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Old 09-05-2014, 03:53 PM   #15
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I would think that carbonation would disappear in short order, as you need pressure to maintain dissolved CO2. Who wants a hard-to-clean bag full of flat beer?

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Old 09-05-2014, 04:03 PM   #16
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I am always looking for better ways to take homebrew to tailgates. You aren't "supposed to" use glass.

Maybe this.

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Old 09-05-2014, 04:12 PM   #17
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Not sure about all the recycling claims, etc. But it would be great for backpacking. I'm always looking for a way to bring my homebrew on a hike without the heavy glass or metal of traditional growlers. I might pick one up if they ship to Canada for a reasonable price. (edit.....19.99 for shipping, damn)

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Old 09-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #18
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Info y'all:
I got an e-mail back from them quickly last evening, in which he listed a bunch of links where the item was basically being "repurposed", but it's on another computer, ( my work e-mail), and I told him I would share it with the masses.
Now, to see if I can access HBT from my work computer, to make the sharing of it easier!


Edit: Here's a copy and paste of the e-mail, and I hope the links are still "hot".



, thanks for our thoughtful response. Here's a host of links that express the recyclability of our type of product, the goods they are being repurposed into, and the organizations (like schools!) who are benefiting. Hope this helps!


http://blog.standuppouches.net/blog/...he-environment

Schools have created very cool fundraising programs and they are paying for new uniforms, books, sports equipment and more from recycling these pouches.


Recycle and Upcycle for drink pouches:
http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brig...brigade-r.html

http://www.greenerpackage.com/recycl...us_communities

500,000 juice pouches recycled from this company alone last year:
http://www.gogosqueez.com/




I left his name off the bottom, however, I told him last evening how to find the thread on HBT, should he so inclined.
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