Recycling debate
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:21:22 -0500

I definitely appreciate having the opportunity to be monitoring the
debate that is ongoing in the recycling industry. This prick in the
butt by the specter of ignorance seems to be exactly what was needed
by those who truly know what is going on in the industry to come out
of there shell and begin to produce the data and dialogue necessary
to provide everyone else with a view of what is working and what is
not; what is feasible and what is not; what is do-gooder grounded
nonsense and what is conservative of our natural and energy
resources. I don't think the industry will be as easily scared in
the future, and I don't think moronic media and talk show types will
be quite as anxious to haunt these halls in the future. It will be
interesting to see the changes that come out of all this.

Philip Prete
NC Division of Waste Management