I was wondering, what would you all consider to be the “greenest” drain pipes? I’m not doing a plumbing job, but I was just curious.
From what I’ve read online, PVC preforms well, but can’t be recycled, and it could kill you if it burns.Cast Iron preforms well, but can rust eventually. It can be recycled, but has high embodied energy.HDPE supposedly is more eco-friendly than PVC, but I don’t think code will let me install it where I live. The suppliers I’ve looked at only offer MASSIVE pipes as well. ABS I haven’t done much research into yet, but PVC is supposed to preform better? Stainless steel won’t rust, but it needs maintenance to preserve the integrity of the interior, right?
That’s pretty much what I’ve gathered so far. Not much I know. I’m interested to know what you all think.
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