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[GreenYes] Addendum on curbside glass recycling
One thing I forgot in my long note. The $18 to $68 
human health cost estimate of upstream costs for 
throwing away glass rather than recycling glass is 
for just the 10 atmospheric and 17 waterborne 
pollutants covered by the EPA model. There are 644  
toxic chemicals and chemical compounds covered in 
EPA's Toxic Release Inventory and many tens of 
thousands of chemical substances in use in 
manufacturing. Some important substances not covered 
in the EPA model include air emissions of mercury 
and air and water emissions of dioxins. This is just 
another indication that we're barely scratching the 
surface in estimating the ecological benefits of 
recycling.


Dr. Jeffrey Morris
Sound Resource Management - Bellingham Office
112 Ohio Street, Suite 202
Bellingham, WA 98225

360-738-0255
360-738-0256 fax
www.soundresource.com or www.zerowaste.com
jeff.morris@zerowaste.com 
                   
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