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RE: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling responsibility
Besides the concerns of Sharon, I have found that people tend to be more "positive" in answering survey questions than they are in practice. So, I think that it is best to collect fees on the front end as much as possible.
 
John Reindl
-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon_Gates@ci.long-beach.ca.us [mailto:Sharon_Gates@ci.long-beach.ca.us]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:52 AM
To: greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling responsibility


According to the MA DEP study:  "The vast majority (79%) or respondents report a willingness to pay a small fee to deposit a TV or computer at a designated disposal site" (pg. 49).  This only indicates that consumers are willing to pay.  I didn't see anything about whether consumers prefer paying at end of life rather than at point of purchase .  I would be rather skeptical of retailers' claims that consumers prefer end-of-life fees.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California
562/570-4694

-----Original Message-----
From:
Chris Cloutier [mailto:chris@e4partners.com]
Sent:
Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:49 AM
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greenyes@grrn.org
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RE: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling responsibility

Most of the survey data that has been done, including the only "general population" survey done by the Mass DEP, the survey work done in Minnesota and at 10 Best Buy collection events around the country indicate a strong willingness, and (depending on which survey data you look at), even a preference, for paying at end-of-life.


There are strong and compelling reasons to have a front-end fee, consumer preference isn't one of them.

 

Chris

 
Chris Cloutier
e4 partners, inc.
2801 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
612.278.7140
612.278.7141 (f)
www.e4partners.com


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