GreenYes Archives
[GreenYes Home] - [Thread Index] - [Date Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]

RE: [GreenYes] 'Producer Responsibility' and Consumer Cost
We dont pay the full cost foe steel, paper, or even agricultural products 
-- even coffee.
Especially oil and gas.

Michele raymond



At 02:14 PM 12/13/01 -0800, Heide Feldman wrote:
>...but then again we should pay the FULL cost of the products we consume,
>including their entire life cycle.  If the products then become too
>expensive, we may stop buying them which would send a message to the
>producers.  I think many of our products don't reflect the true cost to the
>environment.  This is true for food, as well.  Not a popular thought, I'm
>sure.
>
>Heidi Feldman
>Public Education Coordinator
>Monterey Regional Waste Management District
>Tel.: 831/384-5313     FAX: 831/384-3567
>
>
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: RJayW2@aol.com [mailto:RJayW2@aol.com]
>Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 1:10 PM
>To: greenyes@grrn.org
>Subject: [GreenYes] 'Producer Responsibility' and Consumer Cost
>
>
>Consumers through fees paid to waste haulers and recyclers or through their
>property taxes for solid waste services are now paying a good share of the
>costs associated with recycling plastics (and everything else).  Lately, the
>
>term 'Producer Responsibility' has crept into our recycling vocabulary and
>I'm interested in seeing what folks on this list think of the concept.
>
>Here's my two-cents worth just to get things going:  I am more than 80% of
>the opinion that producer responsibility won't work because even if the
>producers are made "responsible" for making sure the products and materials
>they produce are recycled or reused, the costs associated with this will be
>passed on to...you guessed it....the consumers.  We are footing the bill
>already so why bother?
>
>As grandpa used to say, "Am I right or Am I close?"
>
>John Waddell
>KJWB Publications Inc.
>Refuse News
>******************************************
>To post to the greenyes list,
>email to: greenyes@grrn.org
>
>Subscription information for
>this list is available here:
>http://www.grrn.org/general/greenyes.html
>******************************************
>******************************************
>To post to the greenyes list,
>email to: greenyes@grrn.org
>
>Subscription information for
>this list is available here:
>http://www.grrn.org/general/greenyes.html
>******************************************

Michele Raymond
Publisher
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
5111 Berwyn Rd. Ste 115 College Park, MD 20740)
301/345-4237   Fax 345-4768
http://www.raymond.com


******************************************
To post to the greenyes list,
email to: greenyes@grrn.org

Subscription information for
this list is available here:
http://www.grrn.org/general/greenyes.html
******************************************

[GreenYes Home] - [Date Index] - [Thread Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]