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

...and by the way, if we got this "gift" in our region, it would have to
go straight to the trash can and the landfill (where I work) because we
don't have Styrofoam recycling available here! Bad bad bad.

Heidi Feldman
Public Education Coordinator
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Tel.: 831/384-5313 FAX: 831/384-3567

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Liss [mailto:gary@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 4:28 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [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
[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?
>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
>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
>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
Fax: 916-652-0485

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