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Re: [GreenYes] glass recovery from commingled curbside program
Our annual surveys show that numerous programs have dropped glass.

Dont have numbers.  Thats all I know -- I am a policy person!!

michele


At 08:35 AM 3/13/02 -0500, 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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301/345-4237   Fax 345-4768
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