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RE: [greenyes] Steven Johnson's answers to Jeffords' recycling questions


Good eye Lance....I think Johnson must have meant "twofold." According to
USEPA's "Municipal SW in US: 2000 Facts and Figures" recycling of MSW
doubled from 1990 to 2000.
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From: lkingeco2@no.address [mailto:lkingeco2@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:59 PM
To: pfranklin@no.address
Cc: lkingeco2@no.address
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Steven Johnson's answers to Jeffords' recycling
questions


It would be good to see Steven Johnson's prepared staement before the
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW). The brief quote used
by Senator Jeffords is confusing, specifically: "In your written testimony,
you note that 'recycling and composting of municipal solid waste has
increased more than tenfold in the last decade'."

This statement can't be about a tenfold increase in the national recycling
rate. I doubt it is a tenfold increase in the tons of material collected
for recycling. Is it perhaps a reference to the increase in the number of
curbside programs?

Anyone know what Johnson may be citing?

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Lance King
Chairman
Community Solutions
5615 26th Street N.
Arlington, VA 22207
Tel 703.536.7282
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Email lkingeco2@no.address
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In a message dated 4/14/05 2:09:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
pfranklin@no.address writes:


Thought some of you might be interested in Steven Johnson's written
answer
to Sen. Jeffords question following last week's confirmation hearing.
Thank
heavens we've got Sen. Jeffords to keep recycling on EPA's radar screen!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

In your written testimony, you note that "recycling and composting of
municipal solid waste has increased more than tenfold in the last
decade."
Notwithstanding this statistic, the recycling rates of many consumer
commodities, such as plastic, aluminum and glass, are at historic lows.
Businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain the quantity
and
quality of recycled feedstock needed to meet demand. As Administrator,
what
steps would you take to encourage greater recycling?






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