• PP has the lowest CO2e emissions by weight of all categories of plastic: 14% less than the next best plastic, HDPE.

    (source, WalMart Packaging Scorecard)

  • Walmart's hypothetical product comparison of plastic types:

    - Greenhouse gas emission from package production is lower than HDPE, PC PVC and PET.
    - Lightest product weight compared to HDPE, PC, PVC and PET.
    - Smallest mass and density of all plastic types.
    - PP is the most sustainable material among all plastic types according to Walmart's overall criteria.
    - PP has the highest scorecard result among all plastics types.

  • Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Inventory Report, Frankin Associates, Dec. 2007 published report:

    - PP second only to PVC in energy to produce raw material
    - PP is the lowest CO2e to produce raw material

  • Recycling rates have risen steadily:

    - 3% in 2004
    - 9% in 2007; 45.75 MM lbs (non bottle)
    - 11% in 2008; 55.9 MM lbs (non bottle)

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