GreenYes Digest V98 #77

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GreenYes Digest Sat, 28 Mar 98 Volume 98 : Issue 77

Today's Topics:

Alternative funding sources for state recycling program
Prostitution for Peanuts

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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 07:42:27 -0700
From: "Katharine P. Bennett" <>

>Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:05:50 -0800
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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 08:57:10 -0600
From: "John Reindl" <>
Subject: Alternative funding sources for state recycling program

Dear List Members -

Wisconsin is currently developing recommendations for sources of
funding for its state recycling program, including state cost-
sharing of local recycling program costs; funding for market
development efforts, including grants and loans; and funding for
state agency staff, including public education, technical assistance
and enforcement programs.

Our statewide recycling association is planning to provide comment
on preferred sources of funding. First, however, it is developing a
list of criteria to be used to evaluate alternative funding sources.

I would appreciate any comments that people might have on the
following criteria to be used to evaluate alternative sources of
state funding, or other criteria that might be used:

- should be relatively easy to administer
- should encourage waste reduction and recovery
- should incorporate the "polluter pays" principle
- should discourage out-of-state waste from coming to Wisconsin
- should be a reliable source of income

Thanks much!!

John Reindl
Legislative Committee
Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin
(608)267-1533 - fax
(608)267-8815 - phone


Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 11:42:08 -0500
From: "Bill Sheehan" <>
Subject: Prostitution for Peanuts

>PS Check out the front page of yesterday's Washington Post for a Coke/Pepsi
>story that is worth a few laughs. Coke Day at a school in GA backfired and
>ended up being free advertisement for Pepsi.

This is not really a story about the beverage industry or the environment --
but it is a breath-taking story of corporate infiltration of our public
education system in America. The free-speech issue is bad enough -- two
non-conformist boys were suspended for a day for wearing Pepsi shirts during a
school function involving competition in a Coke-sponsored contest. But what
is equally troubling is that a high school in Augusta, Georgia, had all
1,200-plus of its students lined up to spell "COKE" for visiting Coke
executives in order to compete for a $500 local prize from Coke and possibly
go on to compete for a $10,000 national prize.

A story a couple of weeks ago in the Post on the general subject of
commercializing and consumerizing our public schools included a picture of a
high school hallway with the Coke logo on the wall. Coke may be one of the
worst offenders, but is hardly alone.


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