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July 19, 1996
2100 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
The Sacramento Bee opinion article on July 14, 1996, "Recycling May Be Our Most
Wasteful Activity," completely misses the point about recycling.
In fact, far from being a recent fad, many recycling companies have been
over 100 years and the recycling industry contributes more than a billion
year to the California economy.
Recycling works because manufacturers realize that it makes sense to use
resources and to stop wasting. In fact, recycled materials are now traded
corn and pork bellies at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Many of these companies are members of our association, and have invested
of dollars nationally in recycling. These investments have been made
make good business sense.
Yes, recycling has recently been expanded to keep materials out of landfills
protect the environment.
We are proud of how our members have worked hard over the past 5 years to
easier for millions of people to recycle at home and at their businesses
California. This has been both good for the economy and good for the
is certainly not "our most wasteful activity" as the Bee article suggests.
CA Resource Recovery Association
4395 Gold Trail Way
Loomis, CA 95650