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[GreenYes] thanks to the President for supporting our position
Greetings all,

OK, now that President Bush has supported our claims to the benefits of
recycling, who on this listserve thinks that any of the anti-recyclers will
go public in blasting him for his wayward views?  I'll bet you they will lay
low, and we shouldn't let them.  We should use this opportunity to put them
to rest along with their false attacks on us.

Any ideas or comments on how to do that?

Eric Lombardi
Eco-Cycle

>For Immediate Release
>Office of the Press Secretary
>November 14, 2002
>
>America Recycles Day, 2002
>By the President of the United States of America
>A Proclamation
>
>Americans are dedicated to protecting our land, ensuring that our air is
>clean, and preserving the purity of our
>water. To help fulfill these responsibilities, government, businesses,
>community organizations, and every citizen
>must work together to serve as good stewards of all of our natural
>resources. On America Recycles Day, we
>renew our commitment to preserving our resources by recycling and using
>products made with recycled materials.
>
>Recycling has become one of the most successful environmental
>initiatives in our Nation's history. In 1990,
>Americans recycled or composted 34 million tons of material. In the
>following decade, this number more than
>doubled to nearly 70 million tons. These efforts are helping to
>safeguard our environment by reducing the need for
>landfills and incinerators. Last year, the Federal Government
>contributed to these important goals by purchasing
>paper, retread tires, re-refined oil, concrete, insulation, and other
>products containing recycled materials.
>
>Our Nation also continues to develop innovative ways to reduce, reuse,
>and recycle our waste. Although we have
>made significant progress, much work still remains. Americans generate
>more than 230 million tons of solid waste
>each year. Simple measures can help communities, businesses, and
>individuals decrease waste and extend the use
>of our natural resources. Individuals and families can participate in
>the recycling programs offered in their
>neighborhoods.
>
>At home and in school, parents and teachers can educate children about
>the benefits of recycling and the
>importance of caring for our environment. By purchasing products made
>from recycled materials, American
>consumers provide economic incentives for businesses to collect,
>produce, and market more products that are
>recycled and recyclable. Our recycling and reuse industry provides
>approximately 1.4 million jobs, producing billions
>of dollars in annual revenues that contribute to the prosperity of our
>country. By recycling, we conserve our
>valuable resources, protect our air and water from harmful pollutants,
>and strengthen our economy.
>
>On America Recycles Day, I encourage all Americans to rededicate
>themselves to using our resources more wisely
>by reusing and recycling the materials they purchase. Through these
>efforts, we help make our communities more
>livable, our businesses more competitive, and our Nation a healthier
>place for future generations to enjoy.
>
>NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of
>America, by virtue of the authority
>vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do
>hereby proclaim November 15, 2002, as
>America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the United States to
>observe this day with appropriate programs
>and activities.
>
>IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of
>November, in the year of our Lord two
>thousand two, and of the Independence of the United States of America
>the two hundred and twenty-seventh.
>
>GEORGE W. BUSH
>
>                                               # # #

>http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/11/print/20021114-11.html
>



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