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[GreenYes] Fw: An additional comment re: 2001 Draft Strategy Plan
At Bill Sheehan's suggestion, I have e-mailed my letter to Intel Corporation
to the CIWMB board chair Linda Moulton-Patterson.

Michael Jessen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Jessen" <toenail@netidea.com>
To: <LMoulton@CIWMB.ca.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 11:57 PM
Subject: An additional comment re: 2001 Draft Strategy Plan


> Dear Linda Moulton-Patterson and CIWMB Board Members,
>
> In addition to my earlier letter sent to yourself and the individual board
> members, I attach a copy of a letter I have e-mailed to Dave Stangis,
> Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Intel Corporation; Craig Barrett,
> President and CEO of Intel Corporation; and Rich Hall, Intel Corporation
and
> Board Chair of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association.
>
> From visiting the CMTA web site, it is clear that this group is trying to
> water down the eloquent statement espousing a new vision for reducing
waste
> in North America.
>
> Many of us in the waste reduction field have in the past looked to
> California for leadership and found it. I hope we will continue to find it
> through the actions, goals, vision and mission of the CIWMB. Please do not
> remove reference to zero waste, product stewardship, extended producer
> responsibility, environmentally preferable products, and manufacturer
> responsibility from your 2001 Draft Strategy Plan.
>
> Yours truly,
>
> Michael Jessen
> toenail environmental services
> 5635 Highway 3A, 3-12-13
> Nelson, BC V1L 5P6 Canada
> Phone: 250/229-4621
> Fax: 775/587-9838
> E-mail: toenail@netidea.com
> Web: www.toenail.org/
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Jessen" <toenail@netidea.com>
> To: <Dave.Stangis@intel.com>
> Cc: <Craig.Barrett@intel.com>; <Rich.Hall@intel.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 6:49 PM
> Subject: A Request/Explanation
>
>
> > Dear Mr. Stangis, Mr. Barrett, and Mr. Hall:
> >
> > I have just been reading Intel Corporation's 2000 Environmental, Health
> and
> > Safety (EHS) Performance Report and your company is to be congratulated
> for
> > making great strides in resource reduction strategies to lessen your
> > company's impact on local environments.
> >
> > I have noted in particular that Intel exceeded its 65% solid waste
> recycling
> > goal by recycling nearly 80% of solid waste generated in the U.S. Your
> Santa
> > Clara site received its fifth consecutive Waste Reduction Awards Program
> > distinction from the state of California in 2000 and your Folsom site
> > received its second consecutive WRAP distinction.
> >
> > It is gratifying to read that Intel's Environmental Health and Safety
> Policy
> > includes the statement: "We are committed to conserving natural
resources
> > and reducing the environmental burden of waste generation and emissions
to
> > the air, water and land." I also note the EHS Performance Report makes
> > mention of product stewardship, design for the environment, and
> > environmentally friendly packaging initiatives.
> >
> > I am writing to say that I am puzzled that a company as progressive as
> Intel
> > Corporation can feel comfortable with  the stance taken by the
California
> > Manufacturers and Technology Association (of which I understand Rich
Hall
> is
> > Board Chair) to oppose the inclusion of terms such as "zero waste,
product
> > stewardship, extended product responsibility, environmentally preferable
> > products and manufacturer responsibility" included in the California
> > Integrated Waste Management Board Draft 2001 Strategic Plan.
> >
> > It is clear from Intel's own experience that it is possible to exceed a
> > waste reduction goal, especially one that is low. That is why a number
of
> > waste reduction professionals have been calling for a zero waste goal,
so
> we
> > can all be the best we can be.
> >
> > I note that the CMTA has directors from Toyota, Hewlett-Packard, 3M,
> Baxter
> > Healthcare and Xerox -- all companies that I understand are leading the
> way
> > with waste elimination initiatives.
> >
> > Please do everything you can -- with your colleagues -- to convince the
> CMTA
> > to reverse its opposition to the above-mentioned concepts.
> >
> > I am sure that if you and your colleagues confer about this issue you
will
> > find that this is not a "formula for accelerating California's current
> > economic downturn" as stated in a recent CMTA Legislative Weekly, but
> rather
> > a way to enhance the triple bottom line of every company that embraces
> these
> > concepts.
> >
> > Please ensure that Intel Corporation continues to strive for ever
greater
> > waste reduction goals and resource conservation initiatives. Our planet
is
> > depending on you to help reduce resource use, energy consumption,
> greenhouse
> > gases, and pollution of air, water and land. A zero waste goal combined
> with
> > product stewardship, extended producer responsibility, environmentally
> > preferable products, and manufacturer responsibility will ensure a
> healthier
> > planet for our children and grandchildren.
> >
> > Yours truly,
> >
> > Michael Jessen
> > toenail environmental services
> > 5635 Highway 3A, 3-12-13
> > Nelson, BC V1L 5P6 Canada
> > Phone: 250/229-4621
> > Fax: 775/587-9838
> > E-mail: toenail@netidea.com
> > Web: www.toenail.org/
> >
>

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