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Re: [greenyes] recycling @ cinema


The commissioners here just voted down mandatory commercial recycling and opted for mandating individual calculation through the Solid Waste Dept. instead. That means from now on all businesses will have a reduction in their solid waste fees IF they recycle. Those that choose not to recycle will pay more than those that recycle...obviously, some will recycle, but there will be others who would rather pay more than bother to recycle. As for movie theaters, they are part of this commercial recycling and the individual calculation. Suggest you go to the powers-to- be in your area with a proposal for individual calculation. That at least is a start. As for your own cinema, start by asking the manager if you can put an aluminum can recycling container either in the lobby or in the bathrooms. You can redeem the cans for money for the theater, tell him/her. Chainwide is a great idea...good luck !

Bryan Thompson <baronvonbryan@no.address> wrote:The Theater Chain is Cinemark (cinemark.com) and I'm thinking that maybe
approaching it on a chain-wide level might make sense. do you think so?
again, Thank you for all your help.

Bryan Thompson
baronvonbryan@no.address

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Subject: [greenyes] recycling @ cinema


> Bryan,
>
> Here are a couple of ideas for you:
>
> Think of ways to make it worth the movie theater's while. If they value a
> good relationship with the community, then it might be an opportunity for
> good public relations.
>
> What materials are you thinking about collecting from the theater?
Start
> with easy ones that generate income to be donated. If it is soda cans and
> bottles, maybe they can be saved and the deposits collected for a
community
> group. A movie theater would be an ideal place to collect used cell
phones,
> pagers and handheld devices which also generate an income for a nonprofit.
> All these activities can be covered in local press to the benefit of the
> theater.
>
> Get volunteers to help - ideally the group that is getting the funds, so
the
> program is as light a burden on existing work details as possible.
>
> Study the set up and offer suggestions on how recycling could be possible
in
> the theater. Ask them to try it for a month
>
> If the materials can't be parlayed into funds, your task is harder. And
if
> the theater doesn't care about community relations, even harder still. Do
> some research and see how much of the targetted material is coming out of
> the theaters and write an op ed exposing the waste if you want to apply
> pressure, but I find that finding something that they want to do is the
only
> sustainable way.
>
> There are several good cell phone donation programs available at this
time -
> just google cell phone recycling and you'll be on your way.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Eve Martinez
>
>
>
> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 01:19:06 -0600
>
> To:
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> From: "Bryan Thompson"
>
> Subject: info request
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> I am an employee at Cinemark, a large theater chain. I am wondering how =
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> I might get a recycling program started there. I approached the =
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> managers and they gave me the usual run-around. What do you suggest I =
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> do? any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks.
>
> Bryan Thompson
>
> baronvonbryan@no.address
>




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