On the Road
A Solar Energy Project at Hollis Factory
This 47 acre project, it will be one of the largest contiguous solar arrays in Maine. When opened this will provide a yearly energy production equivalent to the annual electricity use of 1,988 homes and annual greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 2,500 passenger vehicles from the road.
Environmental Impact of Drink Packaging
Weights are for individual 16.9 oz containers. Other values represent 1 million 16.9 oz bottles, cartons, or cans each.
|Resources used to make packaging||PET Water Bottle||Aluminum Can||Beverage Carton||Glass Bottle||PET Soda Bottle|
|Avg. Container Weight (Grams)||8.3||19.7||21.8||300.6||22.2|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Ton CO2 eq.)||50||155||75||383||141|
|Fossil Fuel Use (GJ consumed)||958||1,342||1,056||4,320||2,639|
|Water Use (Million gallons)||4.6||7.5||13.7||28.9||12.5|
Source: Life Cycle Assessment for the international Bottled Association (www.bottledwater.org) by Trayak (2021), which used COMPASS to compare packaging sustainability using the average recycled content for each package as reported by industry/industry associations. "Gigajoule (GJ) consumed" is the total quantity of fossil fuel consumed throughout the life cycle. Visual representations of numerical values are not to scale.