GreenYes Digest V98 #113

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GreenYes Digest Wed, 6 May 98 Volume 98 : Issue 113

Today's Topics:
Plastic Endocrine Issue/Incinerators/SPI Resin Codes

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 10:12:11 -0500
From: Aaron Allen <>
Subject: listserv

Dear Bette and listmembers:

I don't agree with this. When I get attachments in the Digest, they are
all garbled. It ends up being pages upon pages (we're talking HUNDREDS of
K here!) of nonsense syllables. Is something configured wrong? I think
that things like job summaries can be summed up in a paragraph and then an
email "For More Information" can be provided or the announcement can be put
on the web with a link provided in the email.

Just my opinions to keep the list viable - especially for those of us who
are inundated with information every day.


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 05:21:09 -0400
From: "Bette K. Fishbein" <>
Subject: listserve

I agree with Lynn Leopold's comments on Greenyes---I too find it very
informative. A major problem however is that there is too much material to
sift through. This is a particular problem for people who travel and come
home to find 10 digests waiting for them. I suggest that an effort be made
to use attachments more effectively. For example, job openings could be
described in one paragraph and all the application forms could be an
attachment so those not interested in this dont have to scroll through the
forms. Any long documents could also be handled as attachments. Bette


Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 11:04:36 -0500
From: "RecycleWorlds" <>
Subject: Plastic Endocrine Issue/Incinerators/SPI Resin Codes

Three recent updates:

According to 5/4/98 Plastics News: a "draft report from an EPA panel
does not say whether the plastics are endocrine disrupters -- that is
whether they are capable of altering human hormones. Rather...[that
it has placed most plastics] in a group that will not immediately need
expensive tests that determine whether they are..."

According to 5/4/98 Waste News: a dissident stockholders group is
challenging Ogden Corp's slate of board of directors because, among
other things, they believe that the company's investment in
incinerators is not profitable. Ogden replies by claiming they are
being blackmailed for a payoff, which the dissident group denies, in

According to 5/4/98 Plastic News: the FTC has ruled "that conspicous
display of the plastics industry's resin identification code is a
claim of recyclabliity...[and that] inconspicuous use of the rsin code
remains fine.

Peter Anderson
RecycleWorlds Consulting
4513 Vernon Blvd. Ste. 15
Madison, WI 53705-4964
Phone:(608) 231-1100/Fax: (608) 233-0011


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