ACC: Plastics offer big savings in home building

10/17/2008 | Business Standard (India)

As prices soar for steel and wood, plastics are gaining new value in the real estate industry, and, according to a study from the American Chemistry Council, the making of window frames with plastic instead of metal saves more than 4 trillion BTUs of energy per year. The group is working with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to reduce litter and marine debris: "Some of the most readily recyclable products in the world are ending up as litter in our beaches, in our waterways and on our highways, rather than the recycling bin," said Sharon Kneiss, vice president of the products division of ACC.

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