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Re: [GreenYes] Re: Single Stream Processing - Pro and Con
The picture you paint is rosier than what I see out there, Gary. The 
'convenience' provided to residents is at the taxpayer's -- and Mother 
Nature's -- expense. Oddly, we hold businesses to a higher standard of 
environmental performance than the government. We support single-stream 
recycling because it is 'efficient', and 'convenient' but we rails 
self-righteously against the purveyors of 'convenience products' because 
they don't care about the environment. We can't have it both ways. 
Single-stream recycling, delivered as a monopoly at public expense, is an 
affront to the environment, a sop to the producers of the products that are 
degraded only slightly less than they would be if they went straight to the 
landfill, and a missed opportunity to develop a real fix.

Until we peel the fingers of the municipal waste management infrastructure 
off its tight grip on waste, we are never going to get a fix.


At 10:57 AM 04/26/2002 -0700, Gary Liss wrote:
>Residents get to choose what's most important to them: convenience, price 
>or a cause.

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