GreenYes Digest V97 #266

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GreenYes Digest Wed, 5 Nov 97 Volume 97 : Issue 266

Today's Topics:
Announcing new e-mail & wed site for Sutta Co.
Computer Recycling/Demanufacturing
Effect of Liability on Behavior

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Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 09:38:36 -0800
From: Myra Nissen <>
Subject: Announcing new e-mail & wed site for Sutta Co.

The Sutta Company can now be reached at (web site)
or (e-mail).

Check out our new website. Send me an e-mail or give me a call. Let me
know what you think. Your input is important to me.

Myra Nissen
(510) 873-8777

The Sutta Company...a customer driven company offering around the clock
response to your specific needs providing full service recycling
programs for multi-material scrap generated by commercial and industrial
businesses. With two modern material processing plants, located in
Oakland and Oxnard, California, we specialize in creative solutions to
unique situations serving businesses throughout California.


Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 10:34:49 -0500
From: Cindy/Mike Shea <>
Subject: Computer Recycling/Demanufacturing


I recommend you look at for electronics
recovery and recycling. Patty Caulkins or Jack Azar are good at Xerox.
Digital has a recycling plant in Contoocook, NH. The U of TN report on
Extended Product Responsibility: A New Principle for Product-Oriented
Pollution Prevention has an entire chapter of efforts underway at
various computer manufacturers. Call 423-974-8979. John Reindl's list
of a few days ago also has lots of web sites.

I look forward to seeing your results.

Cindy Pollock Shea
Promoting Sustainable Development


Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 18:24:04 -0600
From: RecycleWorlds <>
Subject: Effect of Liability on Behavior


Deutsche Morgan Grenfell's 10/1/97 "The Solid Waste Industry" writeup, =
by Mari Bari, includes this nugget:

WMX formed its Chemical Waste Management subsidiary in October 1986 to =
address the 'hot' hazardous waste market. ... But in the late 1980's =
things started to change. The EPA enacted the Emergency Planing and =
Community Right to Know Act in late 1986, which mandated that all =
hazardous waste generation be reported to the EPA and made available to =
the public. Suddenly, large companies such as 3M, Dow, and Dupont found =
themselves on the front page of the New York Times as the biggest =
polluters in America. They did not take this lightly. Concurrently, the =
EPA crimnalilzed the act of coporate pollution. Therefore, for the first =
time, CEOs could go to jail for illegal dumping, treatment, etc. This =
brought the subject of pollution into the Boardroom. Finally, treatment =
and disposal costs were continuing to rise and industrial companies were =
realizing they could save a lot of money if they minmized the amount of =
hazardous waste they generated. Important, the top 20 to 25 hazardous =
waste generators in the United States accounted for about 70-80% of the =
waste generated -- and virtually all of them embracesd major pollution =
prevention programs. Suddenly, the hazardous waste companies saw their =
fixed base facilities volumes' from industrial processes declining =
sharply." (at p. 8)."

Peter Anderson


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