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[GreenYes] Value of recycling glass
Jeff ~

This is great information! I would love to see the actual numbers, not only
for glass, but for all materials. Can you tell us where we can find them?

Numbers like this we can use to support our costs of recycling.

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Morris [mailto:jeff.morris@zerowaste.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:26 PM
> To: greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: [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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