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Re: [GreenYes] alternative Glass re-use
Yeah, most of the waste district in VT are considering the same option.
Contact Carolyn Grodinsky  CAROLYNG@dec.anr.state.vt.us
for some information. She's coordinated  activities on for glass.

Tony Barbagallo,   tonyb@cswd.net just issued an RFP for a glass grinding
system to retrofit his districts' MRF.  They will most likely go to single
stream processing next year.

Many of the smaller district  recover only small quantities of glass.  A
good small glass crusher which reduces the cullet to a 3/8" minus size would
be the cat's meow for small operations.  Marketing is fairly easy since the
volume numbers are small.  The glass aggregate makes good subbase under
sidewalks, driveways.

Mike


----- Original Message -----
From: "melissa terry" <melissaterry@yahoo.com>
To: "Wayne Turner" <WAYNET@cityofws.org>; <RESRECYCLE@aol.com>;
<greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 7:34 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] alternative Glass re-use


> dear list folks,
>
> our community in northwest arkansas is sufferring from
> depreciating glass markets as well and we are
> considering scrapping (no pun intended) the concept of
> glass recycling in its traditional form.
>
> this does not mean we are considering the cessation of
> our glass collection program...just that we've come to
> realize that it's time to "think outside the
> box/bottle".
>
> we're thinking that it's time to consider glass
> aggregate and its pulverized smaller grades as
> alternatives to gravel, milling and sand.
>
> currently, we are working with our street and
> engineering divisions to develop quantity estimates
> for using this aggregate and its derivitives as base
> fill, leach line fill, etc.
>
> my question to you is: do you know of other
> communities out there implementing this
> concept/marketing strategy?
>
> if so, could you please get in touch with me and/or
> send me contact info for programs that come to mind?
>
> thanks in advance,
> melissa terry
> sustainable environment educator
> city of fayetteville
> fayetteville, arkansas
>
>
>
> --- Wayne Turner <WAYNET@cityofws.org> wrote:
> > Hi Jerry,
> >
> > While you may be technically correct about the glass
> > industry not losing significant market share over
> > the last 5 years, isn't the point that glass, as a
> > refillable and therefore more sustainable and
> > therefore environmentally preferable packaging
> > medium, has lost tremendous market share over the
> > last 25 -30 years if you consider all goods that
> > could be packaged in glass?  If we take a narrow
> > enough view, 5 years or less, then we can't see this
> > bigger picture.  It's sort of like boiling the frog
> > in the pot by slowly increasing the heat vs.
> > dropping it into a pot of boiling water.  Or, am I
> > missing the point.  If so, please enlighten me.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> > B. Wayne Turner
> > City of Winston-Salem
> > Utilities Division
> > phone: (336) 727 8418
> > email: waynet@cityofws.org
> >
> > >>> <RESRECYCLE@aol.com> 03/06/02 07:34PM >>>
> > Glass is not losing "significant marketshare," has
> > has been suggested on this
> > listserv.  Domestic glass container shipments over
> > the past five years are
> > down less than one percent annually.  Much of this
> > loss can be explained by
> > the weakening demand for alcoholic beverages, given
> > that more than 60 percent
> > of glass production goes to this market.  It is more
> > accurate to say that
> > glass is a mature product.  However, it remains the
> > favored package for many
> > products, including premium beers, microbeers,
> > liquor, wine, pickles, relish,
> > etc.
> >
> > Jerry Powell, Editor
> > Container Recycling Report
> >
> > Resource Recycling, Inc.
> > PO Box 42270
> > Portland, OR 97242-0270
> >
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