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GreenYes Digest Sun, 28 Dec 97 Volume 97 : Issue 315

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Fw: Tyvek in Business Week is a contaminant for recyclers
Position Available
WASTE: Tyvek ads in 19 publications; send back to have it recyc

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Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 01:28:09 -0500
From: "Bill Sheehan" <>
Subject: Fw: Tyvek in Business Week is a contaminant for recyclers


> From: RecycleWorlds <>
> To: EnviroLink <>
> Subject: Re: Tyvek in Business Week is a contaminant for recyclers
> Date: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 1:03 PM
> John- You've done a wonderful job on this. However, the closure of
> the issue reported in
> the newspapers is GROSSLY inadequate. Namely, the reports suggest
> that everything can be made fine if everyone takes a scissors and cuts
> out the page before recycling it. Obviously, that is ridiculous,
> because it leaves the cities with recycling programs and their
> upstream processors with the major costs to repair the damage, while
> Dupont does nothing to repay them for this cost that Dupont created.
> If we are going to avoid a continuing series of repeats, unfortunately
> we are going to need to do
> something more dramatic. As an example, I suggest that we find some
> way to monetize
> the cost that this ad is costing local recycling programs and thus,
> effectively, requiring property taxes to be higher than they otherwise
> would need to be. An invoice should be sent to Dupont by recycling
> managers across the country (with copies to the local newspapers)
> demanding
> payment in order to e.g. prevent property taxes from having to be
> increased to subsidy Dupont's advertising, if we are to more properly
> frame the issue and reduce the number of these assaults in the future.
> Peter Anderson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Reindl <>
> To: <>;
> <>;
> <>
> Date: Tuesday, December 23, 1997 2:12 PM
> Subject: Tyvek in Business Week is a contaminant for recyclers
> Dear List Members -
> The December 22nd issue of Business Week has a full page ad (plus
> carryover for stapling purposes) by DuPont of their nearly
> impossible to tear material Tyvek.
> In discussing this ad with several folks in the paper recycling
> field, I found that it is a serious contaminant and in one case
> already, has resulted in the serious downgrading of the magazines
> as a recyclable feedstock.
> You may want to do some public education to your local
> citizens and businesses not to include these magazines in their
> recycling programs, or to cut out the ads before recycling the
> magazine.
> You may also want to contact Business Week and DuPont and let them
> know of the difficulties that their marketing decisions have made on
> your recycling programs. Their Web addresses are
> and
> This seems to me to be a classic case of manufacturers ignoring
> their responsibility for the disposition of their products.
> John Reindl, Recycling Manager
> Dane County, WI
> (608)267-1533 - fax
> (608)267-8815 - phone


Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 21:57:03 -0500
From: "Macfarquhar, James D" <JAMESM@MAIL.FAC.UNC.EDU>
Subject: Position Available

Dear List Members,
The web site contained in the original e-mail has been changed. A new
web address for all full time UNC Chapel Hill positions including the
Recycling Coordinator is
Forms and instructions on how to apply can be found through this site.

Jim MacFarquhar
UNC Chapel Hill

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Macfarquhar, James D
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 1997 10:20 PM
> To: 'greenyes@UCSD.Edu'
> Subject: Position Available
> Dear List Members,
> UNC Chapel Hill has a position available for a Recycling Coordinator.
> Another member suggested that I post information to this list. A copy
> of my posting to the Recyc-l list follows:
> The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting for the
> position of Recycling Coordinator. The Recycling Coordinator is
> responsible for the continued development and implementation of waste
> reduction and recycling programs at UNC Chapel Hill. The Recycling
> office is responsible for the collection of 17 of the 30 items
> recycled with five employees, three contractors, and volunteers. The
> volume amounts to over 2400 tons of the total 12,000 tons of material
> recycled annually. Position requires a Bachelor's degree with a major
> in Environmental Sciences or related curriculum and at least one year
> experience in the recycling field or related environmental work.
> Additional work experience in a municipal or university recycling
> program is highly desirable. The salary range is $27,557-$43,058.
> Please see on
> our web page for further information and links to other pages for
> application instructions.
> Any questions can be directed to me:
> Jim MacFarquhar
> (919)966-1321


Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 17:02:58 -0500
From: Jean-Pierre Barrette <>
Subject: WASTE: Tyvek ads in 19 publications; send back to have it recyc

John Reindl wrote:

> Hi Everyone -
> Oops! I made two "minor" mistakes in message on Tyvek ads in
> Business Week.
> First, the bad news. Instead of just being in Business Week, DuPont
> put Tyvek into 19 publications, as follows:
> Newspapers
> USA Today
> Investor's Business Daily
> The Wall Street Journal
> Barron's
> Magazines
> Business Week
> Forbes
> Architectural Digest
> Institutional Investor
> National Journal
> Forbes
> Bloomberg Personal
> Smithsonian
> US News & World Report
> National Review
> Harper's
> Art News
> Ivy League Network
> Roll Call
> Economist
> Now, for some good news. While DuPont acknowledges that the Tyvek is
> not recyclable mixed in with paper, it is in itself recyclable and
> they will be glad to do so if people will take a pair of scissors,
> cut out the ads, and send them to DuPont Tyvek, DMP LR2E5, Box
> 80705, Wilmington, Delaware 19880-0705.
> The Associated Press picked up on an article in our local newspaper
> on this situation and intends to get something out nationally on this.
> We are both asking the public to remove the ads before they put
> their paper out for recycling, and contacting DuPont and the
> publications to please consider the impact of their decisions on the
> recyclability of their pubications.
> Hope this helps!
> John Reindl, Recycling Manager
> Dane County, WI
> (608)267-1533 - fax
> (608)267-8815 - phone
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Congratulation for a small effort that gave great results.

Keep up the good work!

Jean-Pierre Barrette


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