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RE: [GreenYes] To the Editor: How About Tax-FreeDiaperRecycling?
Of course, Stephen - but should we not maybe begin to list products that could never 
be sustainable? this seems like a prime example.... and such a database would be 
extremely valuable for making decisions, etc...

thoughts?

Muna

On 3 Jan 2003 at 9:50, Stephen N Weisser wrote:

> Good points made on both sides.  What about pushing cloth diapers?  I
> guess thats probably about as unrealistic as thinking the recycling
> programs for them will become widespread...But just a thought.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Dreckmann [mailto:GDRECKMANN@no.address]
> Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 8:29 AM
> To: greenyes@no.address; hspie@no.address
> Subject: Re: [GreenYes] To the Editor: How About
> Tax-FreeDiaperRecycling?
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> 
> Hi,
> 
> I agree with the idea that diaper manufacturers should be involved in
> recycling their products.  However, I urge all of us to wait a bit
> before we get too excited about diaper recycling.
> 
> There have been several attempts to recycle or compost diapers in the
> past, all have failed.  This current process holds no more promise for
> success that those of the past.  Let's face it, you have a crappy
> product as input (pun intended).  It is hard for me to picture getting
> anything but crap out of it.
> 
> The current process has not show it can produce consistently
> marketable material and material that could be marketed nationwide.
> 
> At this time, I would be inclined to predict that this process will
> also fail to last more that 12-18 months.  I would like to be wrong,
> but experience suggests I am not.
> 
> All the best in the new year.
> 
> George
> 
> 
> George P. Dreckmann
> Recycling Coordinator
> City of Madison, WI
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> 608-267-2626  FAX  608-267-1120
> gdreckmann@no.address
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