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In the “organic” aisle I see many juices and other liquids in plastic containers. I’d like to think packaging that had its origin in paper would be better for the environment. But with everything the paper is undoubtedly coated in, is the plastic actually better? Or is it just a cheaper way to put a product on the shelf? Krista H. Utica, N.Y. Photo by Quan Nguyen. A. Dearest Krista, Like a thirst-quenching melon-berry blend, this question contains many tasty nuances, if not quite as many antioxidants. Let’s take a closer look. We typically find our liquids — juice, milk, wine, tears of a clown, what have you — contained in one of four vessels: 1. Plastic bottles , either #1 PET (polyethylene terephthalate) or #2 HDPE (high-density polyethylene). As plastics go, these are the relative good guys: They are easily recyclable and pose few health risks. Some major beverage compa...

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