Re: [GRRN] Cloth Versus Disposable

From: Roger Guttentag (rgutten@concentric.net)
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 12:26:34 EDT

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    Dear Jon:

    These links should keep you busy.

    http://www.perc.flora.org/waste-line/articles/diaper.html
    http://www.borntolove.com/d-list1.html
    http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/Documents/F/D/FD1004.html
    http://www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/199906/rtcs/99-246.asp
    http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/5000/5503.html
    http://www.umich.edu/~nppcpub/resources/ResLists/Env.Studies.html#DIAPERS
    http://www.gn.apc.org/www.wen.org.uk/naprep.htm
    http://www.themestream.com/gspd_browse/browse/view_article.gsp?c_id=49112&id
    _list=&cookied=T

    It would probably help Jon if anyone on the GRRN list knows how to locate a
    hard copy of the two principal references on this topic (I can't find them
    online):

    Arthur D. Little, consultants. Disposable Versus Reusable Diapers: Health,
    Environmental and Economic Comparisons. Cambridge, MA: Arthur D. Little,
    1990.

    Lehrburger, Carl. Diapers in the Waste Stream: A Review of Waste Management
    and Public Policy Issues. 1989

    Roger M. Guttentag
    610-584-8836
    rgutten@concentric.net

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: JON TULMAN <Jon.Tulman@co.eau-claire.wi.us>
    To: <greenyes@earthsystems.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 10:57 AM
    Subject: [GRRN] Cloth Versus Disposable

    Dear Colleagues,

    With 24 hours notice, I've been asked to give a presentation on cloth versus
    disposable diapers.
    Though I have a general sense of the issue, it's been many years since I
    looked up data on the subject. If anyone has data to share on topics such
    as environmental impacts for cleaning cloth versus making and landfilling
    disposables, numbers sold, etc., plus any general thoughts on the subject,
    please share.

    Because I'll be working at home this afternoon, please also respond
    separately to the following e-mail address:

    tulmanje@charter.net

    Thank you!

    Jon Tulman, Associate Planner
    Eau Claire County Planning Department
    721 Oxford Ave.
    Eau Claire, WI 54703
    715-839-6190

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