Printed below are the mission statement, goals, and objectives of the
Grassroots Recycling Network (GRN) which were distributed at the National
Recycling Congress last week in Pittsburgh. Feel free to copy these
statements for reprinting in your newsletters, including information on how
to sign on to GreenYes. Please post any feedback or comments on this
statements, as well. They were developed by a steering committee of
representatives from the organizations listed under "Background" below. Thanks!
MISSION STATEMENT The Grassroots Recycling Network is dedicated to
environmental stewardship and achieving a sustainable economy by eliminating
waste and reusing, recycling and composting resources which will support
community economic growth, create jobs, save wilderness, reduce pollution
and conserve natural resources.
WHO WE ARE The Grassroots Recycling Network is a coalition of
community-based reuse, recycling and composting activists engaged in
conserving our human and natural resources and giving voice to the
conservation ethic that more than 100 million Americans express daily by
GOALS * Eliminate waste * Create jobs not waste *End corporate welfare
- Invest in reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and the manufacture and
purchase of reused, recycled and composted products.
- Require manufacturers to design products and packaging for reuse,
recycling and/or composting and price them to reflect their full
- Stop policies and subsidies for wasting resources in landfills and
incinerators and for mining, harvesting and wasting our natural resources
(such as metals, petroleum and timber).
- Oppose policies and practices that transfer environmental and financial
liabilities to future generations (such as "dry tomb" landfills).
Organizations whose members have helped with the early development of the
Grassroots Recycling Network include the Sierra Club National Solid Waste
Committee, California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA), the Pennsylvania
Sierra Club, the St. Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium, the Institute for
Local Self-Reliance, Urban Ore, Bronx 2000/Big City Forest and KirkWorks.
To Join the Grassroots Recycling Network or find out more send an E-mail to
Listserve@UCSD.EDU and in the body of the message type "Add Greenyes".
Post Office Box 15062
Durham, NC 27704-0062