GreenYes Digest V96 #49

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GreenYes Digest Sun, 15 Dec 96 Volume 96 : Issue 49

Today's Topics:
Plastics Actions

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Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 23:04:14 -0400
Subject: Plastics Actions

That "plastics now make up more that one-quarter of our waste stream by
volume" statistic would seem to be very significant and is one (I'm sure
of many) that I've not come across before.
Can you give us the source?
Reduce/ReUse/Recycle/Compost/Landfill - 'Tis the reason, Cut the
Woody Getz
Sierra Club, Western Maryland Group/Maryland Chapter
CRoWD (Citizens for Responsible Waste Disposal)
FAR (Frostburg Area Recyclers)
Member, Allegany County (MD) Solid Waste Management Plan
Committees, 1991-92 & 1995-96
David Assmann wrote:
> Response: Plastics, by volume, take up a lot more space than they do > by
weight. Overall, plastics now make up more than one-quarter of
> our waste stream by volume. And it's volume, not weight that fills
> landfills.
> They've never closed a landfill because it weighs too much. We need > to
keep this in mind whenever we're evaluating the cost effectiveness
> of plastics collection.
> David Assmann
> Public Outreach Coordinator
> San Francisco Recycling Program


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