[GRRN] revise recycling question

From: Brian W. Pugh (BPugh@4county.com)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 09:53:15 EDT

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    Ok everybody I need to clarify my original question. I'm specifically
    looking for avg. lbs per person/year generated for the following materials:
    ONP, OCC, mixed paper including magazines, PET, HDPE, aluminum cans, steel
    cans, glass, and scrap metal. Does anyone have a recent study with good
    numbers for these? I realize the importance of zero waste and the need to
    educate everyone about it, but I'm just trying to find numbers for the
    materials that are generally recycled in my district. I'd like to know how
    much of these materials are in our waste stream to find out how much of
    these materials are being wasted. I've got to get people to use the
    recycling collection systems in place and finding these numbers will help me
    make my point. Thanks for all the good responses, we all need reminded that
    virtually everything can be recycled if we think differently about our

    Brian Pugh
    Four County Solid Waste District

    The original question was "Does anybody have a good number on the pounds per
    person per year the avg. person generates in recyclable material? I have
    stats on the avg. MSW per person/year, but would like to know how much of
    that is considered recyclable. If you could state where the information
    came from it would be helpful because I'd like to put it into a report I'm

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