GreenYes Archives
[GreenYes Archives] - [Thread Index] - [Date Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]

Re: [GreenYes] Re: Recycling Glass

Let me be the first retort to Rick.  

Doug said

>I do believe you need to look at the issue from a market-economics perspective,
>as well as from an environmental protection perspective.

then Rick said

>If we accept that,  the argument becomes a debate on short term economic
>priorities relating to the municipal budget.  

Including a market-economics perspective does not necessarily mean elevating
market-economics considerations above environmental protection.  I don't know
if that was Doug's intent or not, but the fact is that Doug did not suggest basing
decisions solely on market economics.  He merely suggested including economics
into the decision making process.  This seems eminently reasonable, and probably
not all that different from what all of us do everyday already.  Re-evaluation of programs
that we provide as a matter of habit should not (necessarily) be considered heresy.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California
Phone: 562/570-4694
Fax: 562/570-2861

[GreenYes Archives] - [Date Index] - [Thread Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]