GreenYes Digest V97 #304

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GreenYes Digest Sun, 14 Dec 97 Volume 97 : Issue 304

Today's Topics:
Feds to increase use of recycled-content products?
Position Available
Refutation of the economic disaster from global warming

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 09:12:06 -0500
From: (david w holt)
Subject: Feds to increase use of recycled-content products?

Greetings GreenYes,

I don't understand the timing of an EPA Press Release dated 11/12 being
posted to listserve 12/12, but this seems to be at least a drop in the
right bucket.

Anyone have any experience on how these play out when the government
actually purchases such items?

I see pallets are one of the twelve items.

I notice this is a 'recommendation', nothing mentioned here that these
are 'preferrable' even if there is not a significant cost difference.

Take care,

David Holt

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 00:33:07 -0500 (EST)



Continuing its leadership role in developing markets for recycled
products EPA designated 12 new recycled-content products to the
Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines. These items are: shower and
restroom dividers/partitions; consolidated and reprocessed latex
paint; parking stops; channelizers; delineators; plastic fencing;
garden and soaker hoses; lawn and garden edging; printer ribbons;
plastic envelopes and pallets. These new products contain a variety
of materials that are recovered in recycling programs nationwide.
These additions to the CPG build on President Clinton's Executive
Order 12873, issued in October 1993, which requires an expedited
process to increase the federal government's use of recycled-content
products. The Executive Order's goal is to create a broader market
for such products by encouraging government purchases of recycled
products, which is expected to increase the demand for recycled-
content products. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act,
EPA is required to designate items made with recycled material and
recommend government practices for purchasing these products. The
guidelines affect any federal, state or local agency using
appropriated federal funds and government contractors.


Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 22:20:01 -0500
From: "Macfarquhar, James D" <JAMESM@MAIL.FAC.UNC.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 r Atrial 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


Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 08:33:35 -0500
From: "Blair Pollock" <>
Subject: Refutation of the economic disaster from global warming

Anyone know of a neat, concise, elegant scenario that rebuts all those who
are claiming gloom and doom will result from significant reductions in
fossil fuel use/greenhouse gas production? I have to fit it into an 800
word document. There must be a site out there.....


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