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RE: [GreenYes] Re: 2002 Recycling Today Paper Recycling Conference Report
Thanks for your invitation. We will send you an article. My point in your panel representation is that there are more than two sides to this discussion. There are very many sides....There are those of us that run large urban residential and multifamily programs and are responsible for all of the program elements - including the collection and the processing. There are those who do not run any programs at all but develop theories on recycling practices by using information that they attain and perhaps their own instincts. There are those that have the primary concern of collection. There are those who have the primary concern of processing. Etcetera.

Your panel provides a consultant that gets paid to design these facilities, a publicly held waste company that embraces this technology because it allows them to use existing types of waste collection equipment and a paper company that has concerns over the quality of paper. This leaves out a considerable segment of recyclers that are responsible for providing collection, processing and all other program elements for a specific geographic area - including behavior change/education. It also leaves out the environmental/highest and best recovery perspective. Although there is cross-over amongst these groups your panel is clearly heavily weighted to one perspective.

I have been communicating with your group for many months in the planning of this event to try to interest your conference planners to cover a more varied perspective. Although GBB was just recently selected - your planners informed me that our perspective could be an alternate but was not a primary interest. although my organization does not need to be represented  (we just completed a 14-month study that compared the various collection and processing methods) someone from this programmatic and environmental perspective should be.

Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard
Eureka Recycling ( a non profit organization 
created by the Neighborhood Energy Consortium)
624 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55104
Fax: 651/221-9831

>>> "Dan Sandoval" <> 04/27/02 11:36AM >>>
The concept of single stream operations is one that appears to be gaining
quite a bit of interest as of late. As Ms. Hubbard points out, there are
concerns that the "pro" single stream advocates will be the only voice heard
at our conference. Our goal is to attempt, as best as possible, to give
enough say so on both sides of the story -- both advocates and opponents.
While we always hope that people will leave our program more informed, the
reality is that at best the speakers will "peak" the curiousity of
attendees, rather than just simply sway them.

What I can offer is a forum for both sides of this debate to present their
arguments. I am extending an invitation to either side to submit an article
highlighting the benefits (or drawbacks) of this method of collection.

My colleague on the print side, Brian Taylor, is more than willing to
provide space in an upcoming issue of Recycling Today. As the person in
charge of our web content side, I also am offering the opportunity for
parties on either side of this issue the opportunity to express their
viewpoint on our web site.

If anyone would like to discuss this further you may contact me at my e-mail
address or call me at (216) 961-4130.


Dan Sandoval
Recycling Today Group

-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Raymond [] 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 9:59 AM
To: Susan Hubbard;;; 
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: 2002 Recycling Today Paper Recycling
Conference Report

I couldnt pass judgement on the panel

but I have to say the issue should be discussed.  It is just not possible
to educate all consumers to sort their trash properly.  Moreover, the
markets for the materials change, but trying to educate people to put out
different items is very difficult.

Long term, single stream collection  (EG wet, dry and perhaps paper) keeps
it SIMPLE  and allows professional sorting systems to pull out what
valuable for current markets.  Systems need tweaking, and some of the
companies are greedy. But the concept is probably sound.  I have seen
recovery rates of about 60% and more for simple wet dry systems.  I
interviewed a company once that was getting inquiries from developing

curbside sorting is OK for educated middle class suburban neighborhoods --
but does not address low income, Urban, high rise, apartments, and rural
issues.  Look at New York!!

My 2 cents

Michele Raymond
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
5111 Berwyn Rd. Ste 115 College Park, MD 20740)
301/345-4237   Fax 345-4768 

At 04:54 PM 4/24/02 -0500, Susan Hubbard wrote:
>Dear Recycling Today,
>The panelists for the single stream session at the 2002 Paper Recycling
>Conference & Trade ShowThe June 23-25, 2002, don't appear to represent
>diverse positions on the issues related to this topic.
>GBB provides consulting services to develop this processing technology. I
>know from conversations with Harvey that the company promotes and endorses
>single stream recycling and WMI has chosen this technology for their
>recycling processing. I'd like to know if Rina McGuire has a different
>position. I'd appreciate a response to my question since this is the
>second time I've asked.
>I think the recipients of this email will want to know if it is worth the
>investment to attend this conference and this session.
>Susan Hubbard
>Susan Hubbard
>Eureka Recycling ( a non profit organization
>created by the Neighborhood Energy Consortium)
>624 Selby Ave.
>Saint Paul, MN  55104
>Fax: 651/221-9831
> >>> <> 04/24/02 01:47PM >>>
>  <> 2002 Paper
>Recycling Conference & Trade Show Report
>April 2002
>Hyatt Regency New Orleans
>New Orleans, Louisiana
>As single-stream processing grows, there are questions about a slip in
>paper grade quality. Join Brian Taylor, editor of Recycling Today
>magazine, at the 2002 Paper Recycling Conference & Trade Show as he
>moderates Single Stream: Pros and Cons, a session covering both the
>advantages of single-stream processing systems, as well as some of the
>potential drawbacks. The session, scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2002
>from 4:00 * 5:00 p.m., features panelists:
>*       Steve Ragiel, Waste Management Inc.
>*       Rina McGuire, Cascades Inc.
>*       Harvey Gershman, GBB Consulting
>For a complete conference program, visit the 2002 Paper Recycling Web
>Site or call 800/456-0707.
>Make sure to plan on an early arrival in New Orleans for the 2002 Paper
>Recycling Conference & Trade Show and take advantage of the Early Bird
>Workshops that are on the schedule for Sunday, June 23, 2002 from 1:30 *
>5:00 p.m. These sessions will cover in-depth a variety of operational
>and financial issues that are important to your business. Sessions
>*       Tips For Establishing Good Plant Maintenance
>         Speaker: Buddy Himes, Himes Service Co.
>*       Operations Safety Workshop
>         Speaker: Mike Mattia, ISRI
>*       Financial Management Workshop
>         Speaker: Robert West, Sr. West & Co.
>*       Hedging Financial Instruments
>         Speaker: Gary Helik, Tradition Financial Services
>For a complete session descriptions, visit the 2002 Paper Recycling Web
>Site or call 800/456-0707.
>Spend a morning testing your golf skills at the 2002 Paper Recycling
>Conference & Trade Show Golf Outing Sunday, June 23, 2002 at the
>Eastover Country Club. You will play one of two Joey Lee-designed 18
>hole layouts that have been proclaimed by Golf Digest magazine as the
>*Best Courses in New Orleans.* A shotgun start for the individual play
>tournament is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. (Buses will leave the Hyatt
>Regency New Orleans at 7:00 a.m.). The cost for the outing is $125 per
>golfer and includes green fees, cart rental, continental breakfast, box
>lunch, prizes and roundtrip transportation to and from the hotel.
>Advance registration and payment is required and space is limited. The
>deadline for registration is June 14, 2002. If you would like to play in
>a specific foursome, please indicate your preference when registering
>for the outing. Only full conference registrants, speakers, sponsors and
>exhibitors of the 2002 Paper Recycling Conference are eligible to
>register for the outing.
>It is going fast but there is booth space still available for this
>year*s Paper Recycling Conference & Trade Show in New Orleans. Do not
>miss the opportunity to put your company in front of hundreds of
>qualified buyers of your products and services. A 10x10 booth is $795
>and includes two complimentary full conference registrations. Last
>year*s exhibit hall sold out early but we have added more booth space to
>accommodate new exhibitors. If you are interested in exhibiting in New
>Orleans and would like to receive a sales kit, please contact
> <> .
>Do not be left out when it comes to reserving your room at the Hyatt
>Regency New Orleans, host hotel for the 2002 Paper Recycling Conference
>& Trade Show. Attendees can reserve their room at the special discount
>rate of $159 per night. Attendees can register for the conference and
>reserve their hotel reservations by calling 800/456-0707 and asking to
>speak with a Paper Recycling Conference & Trade Show registration
>representative. Room reservations made directly with the hotel will not
>receive the conference rate.
>If you are interested in promoting your company*s brand visibility with
>hundreds of market decision makers in the secondary paper packing and
>brokerage business as well as consuming mills, the 2002 Paper Recycling
>Conference & Trade Show is the place for you. Scheduled for June 23-25,
>2002 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the 2002 Paper Recycling
>Conference & Trade Show provides you with these valuable benefits:
>*       Access to Top Decision-Makers
>*       Positive Exposure in the Industry
>*       Return On Investment * Make Valuable Contacts
>*       Strengthen Relationships with Key Industry Opinion Makers
>*       If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel
>free to contact the following resources:
>*       For registration questions, call 800/456-0707
>*       For exhibit and sponsor information, please contact Jim Keefe,
>Diana Adipietro or Jeff Fenner at 216/961-4130
>2002 Paper Recycling Conference & Trade Show
>June 23-25, 2002
>Hyatt Regency New Orleans
>New Orleans, Louisiana
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