GreenYes Digest V98 #107

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GreenYes Digest Wed, 29 Apr 98 Volume 98 : Issue 107

Today's Topics:
Fast food waste
Recycling Specialist job opening
Simply deplorable
waste comp/recycling at sports facilities -Reply

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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 11:57:00 EDT
From: C2ALTS <>
Subject: Fast food waste

In a message dated 98-04-27 09:33:37 EDT, writes:

<< Subj: Fast food waste
Date: 98-04-27 09:33:37 EDT
From: (Rhonda Sherman)
To: ('GreenYes')

I just received an inquiry about how much the
fast food industry contributes to the waste stream.
Does anyone have some data handy? Please
reply directly to me, as I receive the digest version
of Greenyes and won't see a general response until
tomorrow. Thanks!

Rhonda L. Sherman <>
Solid Waste Management Extension Specialist
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department
North Carolina State University
Box 7625, Raleigh, NC 27695-7625 U.S.A.
Phone (919) 515-6770 Fax (919) 515-6772 >>

Here's what we have on fast food waste:

Carol Shanklin of Kansas State U gave a talk at NRC a couple years back and
cited several other studies. This included waste generation averages for
several types of foodservice operations. Fast food was listed at 52%
packaging and 34% food waste (by wt). Total pounds generated per meal served
wasn't listed for fast food (as it was for other categories) but our
experience with a number of sorts suggests that 1/10 lb per meal is roughly
accurate. This has been confirmed for us informally by Bob Langert,
environment guy for McDonalds.

Hope this helps.

-Connie Cloak

Connie Cloak & Chris Carrieri
C2: Alternative Services
758 Pine St.
Santa Rosa CA 95404
fax: 575-6866
email: C2ALTS@aol.como


Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:23:00 -0700
From: "Lacaze, Skip" <>
Subject: Recycling Specialist job opening

An announcement was previously circulated for a temporary
Recycling Specialist position in Hayward. The permanent job
has now been posted. Please reply as directed below, not to
the sender or the list. Please post or circulate to others.


Recycling Specialist

City of Hayward, Alameda County, California

Full-time, permanent; monthly salary range: $3,832-$4,634.

Tasks will emphasize commercial recycling; incumbent will also
prepare grant proposals and staff reports. (Full description below.)

Experience: minimum one-year experience in developing,
coordinating and implementing recycling programs.

Education: equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited
college or university with major course work in environmental studies,
resource management or a closely related field.

To obtain an application packet, contact:

City of Hayward
Personnel Department
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 9454

phone: (510)583-4500, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PDT)

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 29.

Full position description: Under general supervision of the Solid
Waste Manger, the incumbent will assist in planning, implementing,
and administering the City's recycling programs, with emphasis on
commercial recycling. Typical duties include: works with industries,
institutions, and commercial establishments to develop self-
administered recycling programs; conducts comprehensive
recycling assessments; drafts grant proposals; prepares complex
staff reports; administers and monitors the City facility recycling
program; develops and maintains computer data bases; develops
and implements public education programs designed to raise
community awareness of recycling needs and resources; resolves
citizen complaints; makes presentations and conducts research
and analytical studies.

(Hayward is located between Oakland/Berkeley and San Jose,
across the Bay from Stanford and San Francisco; City Hall is
immediately adjacent to a Bay Area Rapid Transit station.)


Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 07:48:05 -0400
From: "Bill Sheehan" <>
Subject: Simply deplorable

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow
that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys
deranged, models deposed and dry cleaners depressed?

Laundry workers could decrease, eventually becoming depressed
and depleted! Even more, bedmakers will be debunked, baseball
players will be debased, landscapers will be deflowered, bulldozer
operators will be degraded, organ donors will be delivered, software
engineers will be detested, the BVD company will be debriefed, and
even musical composers will eventually decompose.

On a more positive note though, perhaps we can hope politicians will be

[-- thanks, dudley]


Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:41:49 -0400
From: Mike Malloy <>
Subject: waste comp/recycling at sports facilities -Reply

>>> Jerecycl <> 04/27/98 01:25pm >>>
Does anyone have information on waste comp studies at sports facilities
(arenas, stadiums) or recycling, source reduction, composting, recycled
content purchasing at arenas or stadiums. I'd appreciate receiving info
all of the above topics and would be happy to share once it is compiled.


To Whom This Concerns:

Please e-mail me your address and I will send you some articles we have
written on this subject.

Thank you for your interest in _Waste Age_ Publications --


Mike Malloy

Michael G. Malloy
Senior Editor
Waste Age Publications
4301 Connecticut Ave., N.W. - Suite 300
Washington, DC 20008 USA
202/364-3735 - direct line
202/966-4868 - FAX


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