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RE: [GreenYes] Best Buy Collection Results Available On-Line
David,

Thanks for raising these questions. These issues were of great importance to
Best Buy in determining which recyclers were selected for Phase I. As
electronic recycling grows and expands being able to separate recyclers from
brokers is going to be more and more difficult, but no less important. Much
of the detail you ask for is contained in the contracts via Best Buy and the
recyclers and as such not available for public review. However, I can
provide some more detail.

Best Buy used three recyclers each of whom has, and can document, a recovery
rate over 95%. That recovery rate is defined as material being reused or
recycled.

No export of "whole product" was allowed with material collected at these
events. However, this does not mean that commodities separated and sorted
from e-scrap were not exported.

There will a more complete assessment of the program released in early '02.
Additional information related to your important concerns will be contained
in that assemsent.

Chris

Chris Cloutier
e4 partners, inc.
2801 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
612.278.7140
612.278.7141 (f)
www.e4partners.com

-----Original Message-----
From: David Wood [mailto:david@grrn.org]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 1:41 PM
To: 'Chris Cloutier'; 'jtrnet'; 'GreenYes'
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Best Buy Collection Results Available On-Line

Chris: I notice that the Phase I results don't indicate what was/will be
the final disposition of the materials collected -- that is, how much
was recycled, by whom, versus how much was landfilled, and where, or how
much was destined for overseas markets. Do you plan to collect,
independently verify, and release this information later in Phase I or
in Phase II?

Information about final disposition of collected materials is obviously
vital to assessing the programs. Thanks for sharing the information so
far.

David Wood
GRRN Program Director
608-270-0940
david@grrn.org

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org] On Behalf
Of Chris Cloutier
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 3:37 PM
To: jtrnet; GreenYes
Subject: [GreenYes] Best Buy Collection Results Available On-Line

The final numbers from Best Buy's Consumer Electronics Recycling Project
are
now available on-line at:

http://www.e4partners.com/homepage.htm

Follow the Best Buy store-logo and click on "Event Results (Dec. 5
Edition)".

Phase I served 2860 participants at 10 events in 7 states with over a
quarter million pounds of waste electronics were collected.

A more detailed, complete analysis of Phase I of this program will be
available in early '02. Information on Phase II of this program will be
available at a later date in 'o2.

For additional information or questions about this program, please
contact
me at this address.

Thanks,
Chris

Chris Cloutier
e4 partners, inc.
2801 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
612.278.7140
612.278.7141 (f)
www.e4partners.com


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