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RE: [greenyes] Recycling programs not cost effective


Richard hits a bulls-eye here. The least-cost system for handling
society's discards is a diversionary debate. Can you think of what you
buy that is "the cheapest"? Really, make a list. That's because the
truth is that there are always quality of life issues at play.

The challenge with our chosen profession is that many of the "quality"
issues are out of sight or in someone else's backyard. It takes a big
picture view of "community quality" to understand the positive social,
economic and ecologic factors triggered through a resource recovery
system. Our elected officials are supposed to be the ones that can
articulate that larger vision for the rest of us, but sadly, there is
little of that sort of leadership these days.

Ha, I finally thought of something that I buy the "cheapest" and that is
the unleaded gas for my car ... it's something I feel I have to buy, but
I hate sending my money that direction.


Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
Eco-Cycle, Inc
Boulder, CO
303-444-6634
www.ecocycle.org
"Recycling may not save the world, but the recycling spirit might."



-----Original Message-----
From: richard@no.address [mailto:richard@no.address]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 3:58 PM
To: Bruce Arkwright,Jr; Green Yes
Cc: Kyle Paulson
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Recycling programs not cost effective

I always like to ask 'cost effective' recycling proponents what type of
car
they drive.
It is almost never the case that they look for an energy efficient or
environmentally friendly model. Then I ask them why management of
discards
should be different.
We should not be looking to buy the cheapest car, or implementing the
least
expensive waste management system. I want a program that does what we
think
it should, in an efficient manner!

Richard Gertman
Environmental Planning Consultants
A Green Business
1885 The Alameda, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95126-1732
408-249-0691
richard@no.address


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Arkwright,Jr" <powerbysun@no.address>
To: "Green Yes" <greenyes@no.address>
Cc: "Kyle Paulson" <KPaulson@no.address>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 2:04 PM
Subject: RE: [greenyes] Recycling programs not cost effective


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