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Re: [GreenYes] Local recycling directory for businesses that produce or sell green products??
Mike,

Santa Cruz County, CA has published a local Recycled Products Directory and 
may be able to provide you with some good advice on your questions.  Key 
contact is Jeffrey Smedberg at <recycle@co.santa-cruz.ca.us>

Gary Liss

At 10:46 AM 08/27/2002 -0600, ALL WAYS RECYCLE wrote:
>Dear GreenYessers,
>
>I have been reading a lot of great information from this mailing list thank
>you all for sharing your knowledge.
>Before I ask my question I want to give you an idea of where I am coming
>from.
>I live in beautiful Colorado Springs / El Paso County where we only recycle
>6% of our solid waste and as a state we are 46th in the nation for
>recycling, now that's something to be proud of, just kidding in fact it's
>down right embarrassing for a state that claims to have a green image.
>Our community had a talking trash symposium around Earth Day of this year
>and we gathered several dedicated supporters for the recycling cause. Out of
>that event we formed a steering committee to research how we can improve
>recycling in El Paso County.
>In our last meeting we considered printing a recycling directory that
>contained products either produced locally or sold by local businesses that
>are 100 % recycled or contain recycled material in order to help businesses
>close the recycling loop.
>We are familiar with the Green Pages and were thinking of something along
>those lines but locally.
>
>My question is: Has anyone produced a recycling directory for businesses
>that produce or sell green products on a local level and if so, what
>guidelines were used in choosing the products or businesses for that
>directory?
>
>Thirdly our concerns are life cycle costs of those products out weighing
>that of virgin produced products. In some instances where the external cost
>are not factored in to recycled products making them more energy intensive.
>
>Any feedback on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Thank you,
>
>
>Mike Dabroski
>ALL WAYS RECYLE
>"Recycling For Your Child's Future
>Because Once Is Not Enough"
>
>
>
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