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Re: [GreenYes] researching Mercedes Benz "Disassembly" factories
Eric -
The concept is known as "product takeback" and "extended producer responsibility." BMW and 
other mnufacturerer have developed "design for disassembly" processes in response to the new 
legal requirements. You can search around the web for various reports and comments on these 
concepts.
Michael

---- Eric Lombardi <eric@ecocycle.org> wrote:
> Greetings all,
> 
> Can anyone help me in researching what exactly they did in Germany in
> response to the EPR laws on cars ... I've heard stories about auto
> "disassembly" factories, and even that some car redesign occurred ...
> has all this been documented anywhere?
> 
> Eric Lombardi
> Executive Director
> EcoCycle, Inc
> Boulder, CO
> www.ecocycle.org
> 303-444-6634
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org] On Behalf
> Of David Wood
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 12:41 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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