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RE: [GreenYes] Should we do glass curbside
We're getting back to Pigovian taxes again! The way we 'push' for 
refillables, glass, or whatever other container seems preferable is to 
adjust the prices so it is cheaper than the offending alternative. Problem 
is: it becomes a political question and who's going to decide which is 
better? I actually prefer plastic bottles because they don't lacerate my 
bike tires...


At 03:57 PM 03/13/2002 -0500, Steen, Terri - Contractor wrote:

>I know there are differences in the properties of different types of
>packaging -- vapor barriers, light barriers, etc. -- but where do I go to
>lobby for change?  How do we convince the big food companies (or the small
>ones) to use more homogenous packing materials so that volumes of certain
>waste streams will increase and potential markets will be strengthened?

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