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[GreenYes] Fwd: [jtrnet] CMRA reply to America Recycles Day Proclamation

>Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 12:32:07 -0600
>From: William Turley <turley@cdrecycling.org>
>
>Wow, 70 million tons. Woohoo. Somebody should tell W that we recycle more 
>than 100 million tons of concrete and 80 million tons of asphalt every year.
>Oh, yeah, that is part of the invisible C&D waste stream, the more-that
>300-million ton one the large waste companes are lobbying extensively at 
>the state level to make sure it will continue to be under their flow 
>control and going to their landfills. Sorry for the sarcasm, just getting 
>sick of
>fighting the big waste companies. I am sure you all have felt similarly.
>Sincerely
>Bill Turley
>Executive Director, Construction Materials Recycling Association
>Assoc. Publisher, C&D Recycler
>
> > From: Gary Liss <gary@garyliss.com>
> > Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 09:22:03 -0800
> > To: "JTRNET" <jtrnet@lists.epa.gov>
> > Subject: [jtrnet] Fwd: [OFEE] America Recycles Day, 2002 By the 
> President of the United States
> >
> > Apologies for Cross-Postings
> >
> >> Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 08:48:49 -0500
> >> From: "Lopez.Juan@epamail.epa.gov" <Lopez.Juan@epamail.epa.gov>
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> >
> > Gary Liss
> > 916-652-7850
> > Fax: 916-652-0485
> >
> >
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