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RE: [greenyes] Megatons reduced by recycling
Hi Rod ~
 
If I understand your question, then you might be interested in the report, Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Management of Selected Materials in Municipal Solid Waste, done by the US EPA  and found on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/ghg/ghg.htm.
 
Best wishes,
 
John
-----Original Message-----
From: Rod [mailto:rodmuir@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 10:11 AM
To: GreenYes
Subject: [greenyes] Megatons reduced by recycling

Greeting
 
Imagine one ton of standard mix of recyclable items
coming out of a home fiber, metal, glass etc.
 
I understand that using recycled vs. virgin material saves approximately 75% of the energy used in virgin production of this mix.
 
I anyone aware of the actual reduction in megatons of GHG's involved
 
Thanks
Rod Muir
Waste Diversion Toronto/Canada 

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