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[greenyes] [CRRA] s there a waste police?



To: "Julie Muir" <juliem@no.address>,
"CRRA Members List" <crra_members@no.address>
From: "Rory Bakke" <rbakke@no.address>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:24:45 -0800
Subject: RE: [CRRA] FW: Is there a waste police?

This issue is more than ripe for some regional effort - packaging
reduction campaign with specific targets. Anyone interested in taking
this on as a "group" in 2005 to see what progress we can make?" Is
anyone else out there working on this from the public point of view?

Rory Bakke
ACWMA/RB
[Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Recycling Board, San Leandro, CA]

-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Muir [mailto:juliem@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:16 PM
To: CRRA Members List
Subject: [CRRA] FW: Is there a waste police?

is there anyone to complain to about excessive packaging besides the
company that set it?

thanks,
Julie Muir

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Heitkamp [mailto:ross_heitkamp@no.address]
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 8:40 PM
To: Julie Muir
Subject: Is there a waste police?

Hi Julie,

I thought if anyone knew who to complain about excessive packaging, you
might.

Get this. In yesterday's mail I received a nice thick package from
AT&T Universal Card (a card I already have) which says on the outside
something like - great news for you. I think, how nice, a token gift
or something. Well I open it and the thing making the package thick is
not any gift at all, but a 1" x 2" x 4" block of styrofoam! So now,
not only did I not get a gift, but I got something which I have to
drive to the recycling center to be able to recycle. That made me mad
enough
to write them and tell them what idiots they are, but then I started
thinking how they probably sent out a tens of thousands of these
packages of trash which they needlessly inflated with more trash. I
seems it should be against the law to inflict trash upon people.

Well, I will recycle my piece by including it with the letter I write
them, but I bet most end up in the trash, since that is the easiest
thing to do.

Do you know of someone to whom these folks should be reported?

Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com





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