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RE: [greenyes] "Should Congress pass a national deposit law?"


Capturing beverage cans and bottles through a curbside program is one
vehicle, but only if you have curbside. About 40% of the US population does
NOT have access to curbside program. I don't know what the estimate is for
the percent of folks who have access to curbside and take advantage of it,
but it's probably under 80% on average. But even in cities, counties and
towns where the public does have access to curbside recycling, a large
percentage of beverage containers are being drained away from home, where
collection programs are few and far between.


-----Original Message-----
From: RicAnthony@no.address [mailto:RicAnthony@no.address]
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 1:51 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: Re: [greenyes] "Should Congress pass a national deposit law?"


In a message dated 3/4/2005 10:39:50 AM Pacific Standard Time,
cmccoy@no.address writes:Well, someone for example said they wanted to say
that curbside recycling programs are a better way to capture containers for
recycling.

Probably true and in California the deposit on the containers make the
capturing of these containers at the curb profitable. The deposit also
makes it more cost effective to collect containers away from home.

The current salvage prices do not represent the actual cost to recover,
although history, time and population growth seems to be changing that as
well.
Ricanthony@no.address
RichardAnthonyAssociates.com
San Diego, California


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