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[GreenYes] Fwd: "$" is undeliverable for Re: [GreenyesDigest] V2 #117

Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Programs Manager
(919) 968-2788
fax: (919) 932-2900
PO Box 17177
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7177

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  • Subject: Re: [Greenyes Digest] V2 #117
  • From: "Blair Pollock" <>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:47:32 -0500
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 09:36:13 -0600
From: "Reindl, John" <>
Subject: [GreenYes] Environmental impacts of alternative one-use plates

Hi all ~

I got a call today from a citizen looking for some hard data on the
environmental impacts of alternative one use plates, including (but not
limited to):

	1. Polystyrene foam plates
	2. Waxed coated paper plates
	3. Heavy paper "chinet" plates
	4. Rigid polystyrene plates.

Some detailed information would be especially useful, but any data would be

Thanks much,

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI 
Hi John our local compost company has no problem w/ the uncoated plates in their commercial compost, thus when there is a COunty luncheon, etc. all County offices have switched to the uncoated products and we now collect them w/the food waste and the compost collector gets them when he gets the restaurant waste from our commercial food waste program.  There has to be a monitor to keep the good people from throwing their plastics in there.


There is another potent aspect to yard waste bans and that's the economic benefits from establishing a mulch/compost industry using this feedstock Our County of 120,000 generates 6,000+ tons/year of yard waste which is all mulched, aged and sold at the landfill. We have never had a problem in eight years marketing the material and always made some money. (Could make more) Some landscapers apparently can buy it in bulk from us, screen our relativley coarse material further and resell it as a higher grade product. 

Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 16:13:50 -0500
From: "Bill Sheehan" <>
Subject: [GreenYes] RELEASE:  Coalition Opposes WMI's Attempt to Repeal Illinois Yard Trimmings Ban

Contact: Peter Anderson  608-231-1100


PEORIA, Ill.   Eleven leading national, state 
and local recycling and environmental 
organizations today opposed a proposal by Waste 
Management Inc. that is before the Peoria 
County Board tonight.  

"The Coalition to Oppose Attacks on Recycling 
in America is countering the waste company's 
attempt to amend the current Illinois law 
banning the disposal of yard trimmings so that 
the trash company can increase the volume of 
organic matter going to the Peoria landfill," 
said Friends of the Earth's Erich Pica.

Such a reversal would "undermine one of the 
most important elements of America's recycling 
efforts," according to Allen Hershkowitz of the 
Natural Resources Defense Council. 

"Bans on disposal of yard trimmings in 
landfills have made it possible to essentially 
double the overall diversion rate and are 
absolutely vital to achieving America's 
recycling goals, which is why 21 other states 
have also enacted laws banning disposal of yard 
trimmings," noted Neil Seldman from the 
Institute for Local Self-Reliance. "Repealing 
those bans would undermine the American 
composting industry," said Jim McNelly from the 
U.S. Composting Council.  

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