Steel poles are 'greener' than wood, study says

Aug 12, 2013 | 04:06 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  steel utility pole, wood, life cycle assessment study, emissions, Steel Market Development Institute

CHICAGO – Galvanized steel utility poles are less damaging to the environment than wood poles, according to a life-cycle assessment study commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute.
The study compared the use of galvanized steel and wood utility poles in the southeastern United States over 40 years. The study found that replacing wood utility poles with galvanized steel will likely....

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