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Re: [GreenYes] glass recovery from commingled curbside program
As i said

GLASS is less than 2% of MSW by VOLUME

No one looks at VOLUME but thats what fills up landfills

Govts are spending TOO MUCH money SORTING glass -- better to put the money 
into plastics

Glass will continue to lose market share  you cannot stop it

PLastics ar nearly 30%  by weight

Drop off glass is OK if you can prevent breakage, and no need to color sort.

they do not collect glass curbside in Europe.

Michele


At 08:39 AM 3/13/02 -0700, Eric Lombardi wrote:
>Hi Michele,
>
>You're a brave woman to say this ... and it makes me wonder if its true?
>Can anyone out there make a "compelling environmental reason" to collect
>curbside glass?   The key statement here is "curbside" as opposed to
>recycling glass through drop-off centers.
>
>Eric Lombardi
>EcoCycle
>
>Michele Raymond wrote:
>
> > It may be heavy, but there is no compelling environmental reason to collect
> > glass curbside.
> >
> > They should try to collect plastic and aluminum,as they have higher
> > value.  Just a personal observation
> > Glass contaminates other streams too.
> > Michele Raymond
> >
> > At 03:24 PM 3/12/02 -0500, Steve Hammer wrote:
> > >As you're probably aware, NYC is in the thick of a debate over its metal
> > >glass and plastic recycling program.
> > >
> > >One of the most contentious issues is what to do about glass -- the city
> > >claims that markets have essentially disappeared, and now simply 
> counts all
> > >glass collected as part of the 40% residue rate coming out of the 
> processing
> > >facilities that sort the material.
> > >
> > >Obviously, part of the problem is the way it's collected and processed --
> > >compacted in a packer truck, dumped onto a concrete floor, and then 
> jostled
> > >on a conveyor belt to a picking line.  Very little remains intact.
> > >
> > >I'm interested in learning more about the markets that other (preferably
> > >large) cities have found for their material.  Using Chaz Miller's 
> Waste Age
> > >profile from a few months ago, are we destined to low value applications
> > >(fill, cover replacement, glassphalt)?
> > >
> > >What steps have other cities taken to ensure they have a marketable 
> cullet?
> > >Are redemption centers or curbside sorting the only way to achieve a
> > >marketable material?
> > >
> > >Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
> > >
> > >
> > >Steve Hammer
> > >(w) 212-645-9912
> > >shammer@wastesaver.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
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