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GreenYes Digest Fri, 23 Jan 98 Volume 98 : Issue 18

Today's Topics:
Fwd: Earth Day Events
More chasing arrows history
need source for recycled content coated paper
Tracking of solid waste & GIS
Which Virgin Subsidies Affect Recycling?

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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 12:23:25 EST
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Subject: Fwd: Earth Day Events

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Earth Day has died as an effective event. Something new needs to be
invented to get any attention for what ever Earth Day was supposed to

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Newton []
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 1998 8:09 AM
To: 'Recycle Mailing List'
Subject: Earth Day Events

Can you please provide me some ideas for Earth Day events? What
worked well? What would you avoid repeating? I'm looking for
grand and
very basic ideas. Thanks in advance.

Larry Newton, Planner
Patrick Engineering Inc.



Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 08:33:07 -0500
From: "Bill Sheehan" <>

Dear Recyclers,

Recycling markets got you down? Feeling beat up by wasters and subsidized
virgin materials? Read on....

(attrib. to Memphis Earlene Gray with help from Uncle Plunky)

1. Most blues begin "woke up this morning."

2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the blues, unless
you stick something nasty in the next line.

I got a good woman--
with the meanest dog in town.

3. Blues are simple. After you have the first line right, repeat
it. Then find something that rhymes. Sort of.

Got a good woman
with the meanest dog in town.
He got teeth like Margaret Thatcher
and he weighs about 500 pounds.

4. The blues are not about limitless choice.

5. Blues cars are Chevies and Cadillacs. Other acceptable blues
transportation is Greyhound bus or a southbound train.
Walkin' plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin' to

6. Teenagers can't sing the blues. Adults sing the blues. Blues
adulthood means old enough to get the electric chair if you
shoot a man in Memphis.

7. You can have the blues in New York City, but not in Brooklyn
or Queens. Hard times in Vermont or North Dakota are just a
depression. Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City are still
the best places to have the blues.

8. The following colors do not belong in the blues:
a. violet
b. beige
c. mauve

9. You can't have the blues in an office or a shopping mall,
the lighting is wrong.

10. Good places for the Blues:
a. the highway
b. the jailhouse
c. the empty bed

Bad places:
a. Ashrams
b. Gallery openings
c. weekend in the Hamptons

11. No one will believe it's the blues if you wear a suit,
unless you happen to be an old black man.

12. Do you have the right to sing the blues?

Yes, if:
a. your first name is a southern state--like Georgia
b. you're blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis.
d. you can't be satisfied.

No, if:
a. you were once blind but now can see.
b. you're deaf
c. you have a trust fund.

13. Neither Julio Iglesias nor Barbra Streisand can sing the

14. If you ask for water and baby gives you gasoline, it's the
blues. Other blues beverages are:
a. wine
b. Irish whiskey
c. muddy water

Blues beverages are NOT:
a. Any mixed drink
b. Any wine kosher for Passover
c. Yoo Hoo (all flavors)

15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's
death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is a blues
way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse, or being
denied treatment in an emergency room. It is not a blues
death, if you die during a liposuction treatment.

16. Some Blues names for Women
a. Sadie
b. Big Mama
c. Bessie

17. Some Blues Names for Men
a. Joe
b. Willie
c. Little Willie
d. Lightning

Persons with names like Sierra or Sequoia will not be
permitted to sing the blues no matter how many men they shoot in

17B. Other Blues Names (Starter Kit)

a. Name of Physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Asthmatic)
b. First name (see above) or name of fruit (Lemon, Lime,
c. Last Name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore,

Bill Sheehan
Zero Waste Associates
268 Janice Drive
Athens GA 30606
Tel & Fax 706-208-1416


Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 10:47:31 -0500
From: Pablo Collins <>
Subject: More chasing arrows history

More than you want to know about chasing arrows. --- During the
seventies and eighties, manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard,
whose products include cereal and cracker boxes, mailing tubes,
bookcovers, gameboards, and hundreds of other mundane products made of
100% recycled fiber, promulgated and publicized the chasing arrows
symbol. While the recycled paperboard manufacturers operated under the
auspices of API/AF&PA, the majority of the paper industry did not take
an interest in the chasing arrows until the late eighties, early
nineties, when the public began to take a strong interest in recycling.
At that point, there was a bit of a struggle over the meaning of the
chasing arrows.

When first promulgated by the 100% recycled paperboard manufacturers,
the chasing arrows was to be used exclusively on 100% recycled paper
products. With the advent of recycled content products manufactured by
what was then the virgin paper industry, there was increased pressure to
use the chasing arrows to signify recycled content as well. It was as a
result of this debate that the manufacturers of recycled paperboard
asked the Federal Trade Commission to provide clear guidance on use of
the chasing arrows during the last review of the Environmental Marketing
Guide - which the FTC has done.

Manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard, having lost exclusive use of
the chasing arrows, developed a new 100% recycled paperboard symbol,
which is beginning to appear on consumer packaging. The new symbol is
most prominent on the top of General Mill cereal boxes, but can be found
on many other products as well..

Pablo Collins


Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 10:33:31 -0500 (EST)
From: "Roger M. Guttentag" <>
Subject: need source for recycled content coated paper

One Internet resource you can consult for recycled paper vendor information
is the Recycled Pulp & Paper Coalition at:

Another good source to consult is the CA Integrated Waste Management
Recycled Content Product Database at:

Hope this helps.

Roger M. Guttentag


At 11:26 AM 1/16/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I am producing a poster with the theme "Buy Recycled" and I am having a heck
>of a time finding a source for COATED PAPER with a high post-consumer content
>(i.e., greater than 20%).
>If you can help me with : Company Name, Product Line Name, Text Weight, Post
>Consumer content, and (if possible) Distributors in Florida, please email or
>fax the info by 1/30. Thank You!!
>Jesse White, Project Manager/Owner
>RMG - Resource Management Group
>P.O. Box 1726
>Tallevast, FL 34270-1726
>941-756-7164 (fax)
>"Consulting to Government & Industry in
>Recycling and Solid Waste Management."
TEL: 215-513-0452
FAX: 215-513-0453


Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 23:55:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Yoel Guttmann <>
Subject: Tracking of solid waste & GIS

My name is Yoel Guttmann and I do research work for the Recycling Council of
British Columbia, Canada. I am looking for information on how recycling data
is collected by the state from municipalities and regions. I am also
interested in learning about the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
at the state level for the collection and organization of regional and
municipal solid waste disposal and recycling information.
Are you aware of any recycling councils (or other information clearing
houses) which are using GIS systems for material exchange and general
recycling information?

I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.


Yoel Guttmann

Recycling Council of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C


Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 22:31:54 EST
From: Jango <>
Subject: Which Virgin Subsidies Affect Recycling? wrote:

>I think there are some studies on energy subsidies that could be recast to
>show one aspect of what you need. That would take some effort though. What
>do we have the most of, time or money?
>Roger Diedrich

There have been a lot of subsidy studies done on a number of energy
issues, but the grand daddy of them all is Amory Lovins' Soft Paths.
Going it one step further, Amory can be reached via the Rocky Mountain
Institute at .

David Biddle
Philadelphia, PA
215-247-2974 (voice and fax)


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