GreenYes Digest V97 #247

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GreenYes Digest Mon, 13 Oct 97 Volume 97 : Issue 247

Today's Topics:
Financial Incentives for Recycling
Help w School Clasroom Project

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 01:37:31 -0400
From: "" <>
Subject: Financial Incentives for Recycling

Kristi: Why do we need financial incentives for recycling. Isn't =
survival enough? Must we make something simple, complicated. Even birds =
know not to foul their own nests. There are wide expanses of North =
American that now harbor deformed frogs. In "hot spots" that were tested =
recently (in the state of Minnesota), both the ground and surface water =
are contaminated with something that causes gross deformities in frogs. =
My guess is that the cause is the prolonged use of agricultural =
pesticides. How much would be the cost of such a clean-up? It will =
probably be impossible to clean it up. Once ground water is =
contaminated, successful remediation is very questionable. All landfills =
will eventually leak. Landfills can emit at least 12 different hazardous =
chemicals. How do you compare recycling costs to heath care and ground =
water clean-up costs?

Lynn Landes

From: KROWE[]
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 1997 10:01 PM
Subject: Financial Incentives for Recycling

I am in my final year of Environmental Engineering at the University=20
of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). I am supposed to write a research paper=20
on "financial incentives for recycling".=20

I have looked all through the university library and there are not=20
many articles. I also looked through the internet and was not very=20
successful. I am taking a GLOBAL perspective (i.e. incentives that=20
different countries use) and was wondering if you could point me in=20
the right direction. I would be interested in=20

government reports
conference papers
journal articles
anything else useful!!!

I have a fax machine, I am willing to pay a courier and my email=20
address is My phone number is (519) =20
824- 4933. Thank you for your time and effort.

Kristi Rowe


Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 06:35:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Help w School Clasroom Project

Dear Friends,

I'm looking for help in assisting a middle school special needs class in
doing a classroom 'composting project'. I've heard of projects where students
can re-use plastic soda bottles to compost food scraps. Also, if this can be
done in the classroom without worms it is better for the class. Does anyone
have any infornation or materials on such a project ? Thanks in advance.

-EcoDave908(Dave Street)


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