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[GreenYes] Recycled paper longevity
Does anyone know how many years it takes recycled paper (or ink) to start
deteriorating? Is there a difference between virgin and recycled content
paper?

Thanks for your help.

Karina Chilcott, Public Education Coordinator
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
2300 County Center Dr., Suite B-100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707.565.3668
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob and Camille Armantrout" <bobandcamille@yahoo.com>
To: "GreenYes" <greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 10:28 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Waste Stats


> I took a look at these 1999 statistics for residential waste and was
> amazed to see that 72% can be composted!  There hasn't been a Solid
> Waste Characterization Study since 1994 on Maui, but that study showed
> 70% of land filled solid waste to be compostible.  Meanwhile, we're
> fertilizing our crops with chemicals instead of compost.  Go figure!
>
> Which brings me to this quote from a story in the Nov-Dec issue of UTNE
> (reprinted from The Brooklyn Rail) titled, "The Hidden Life of Garbage
> - Why our waste keeps growing" by Heather Rogers and Christian Parenti:
>
> "Materially, garbage might be the end product of consumerism, but
> politically and economically, it is the lifeblood of capitalism.  Ever
> more consumption is what keeps our economic system moving."
>
> "Capitalist growth and profitability depend as much on the destruction
> of wealth as on the production of it.  While salvaging the value
> contained in a discarded but perfectly useable desk is rational from an
> environmental and social point of view, it is irrational and not useful
> for the furniture industry, which must produce and sell more and more
> desks in order to thrive.  Ultimately, the environmental crisis, of
> which garbage is just a subset, is inseparable from the logic of our
> whole economic system."
>
> Camille Armantrout
> Maui Recycling Service
>
> From: "Gauthier, Tara" <TGauthie@ciwmb.ca.gov>
> Subject: RE: [GreenYes] waste stats
>
> Look at Profiles on the California Integrated Waste Management Board
> website, to give you some general statistics.
> http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/profiles/Juris/
> <http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/profiles/Juris/>
>
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: JudiGregry@aol.com [mailto:JudiGregry@aol.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 8:31 PM
> To: greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: [GreenYes] waste stats
>
>
> I'm looking for some general statistic on waste generation.  If you
> have
> information on any of the following or know of links please let me know
>
> (in
> Los Angeles region if possible).  Thanks!
>
>
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