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Fwd: RE: [GreenYes] glass recovery from commingled curbside program
Hi folks,

How many of you (especially those of you in progressive states that have 
challenged municipalities to achieve high diversion rates) can relate to 
this comment, which came from a list subscriber in response to my last 
posting? Your thoughts on this will be interesting...

  H.

>Helen---------you are WAAAY too perceptive!   In many states, the only way
>that we avoid penalties is to keep out recycling tonnage up---and with
>downsized newspapers, thinwalling of metal and plastic containers, and other
>"reduction" efforts in packaging,,,continued collection of glass is
>imperative!
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Helen Spiegelman [mailto:hspie@telus.net]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 10:14 AM
>To: eric@ecocycle.org; Michele Raymond
>Cc: Steve Hammer; GreenYes
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] glass recovery from commingled curbside program
>
>
>A cynic might speculate that the only reason to include glass in curbside is
>that because of its weight it bumps up recovery rates (as long as recovery
>is measured as material collected at curbside as opposed to material
>successfully marketed.
>
>H.

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