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GreenYes Digest Mon, 11 Aug 97 Volume 97 : Issue 194

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Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 15:50:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: (Michele Raymond)
Subject: Composting

I am impressed with the Hutchinson composting case history.

I don't mean to be negative, but in the case of solid waste composting,
(where truck have to haul the material) I read one study from Europe which
found composting to be more costly overall than recycling or incineration.
The study took into account lifecycle factors, environmental, and economics.
The biggst cost was on transportation.

I covered it in the July issue of Recycling Laws International.

The study was done by Coopers & lybrand London, for the EC in 1995.

Best of luck!

Michele Raymond
The next Take it Back! conference is set for Nov. 17-18 1997, Holiday Inn,
Alexandria VA; Free forum on producer responsibility on Nov 18.


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