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[greenyes] RE : [greenyes] State recycling rates


Pat,

Further more, comparing generation or recycling between country is almost
impossible because nobody use the same definition of waste. In a recent
survey by the OCDE, Canadians was generate half of the MSW of the American
(730 kg/year vs 350 kg/year). The stat use for the Canadian part does not
include wood, smalls industries or commerce's waste, etc as does the USEPA.

So, I am pretty sure that statistic is wrong. If OCDE can my that mistake,
what about smaller administration!...

Mario Laquerre
Coordonnateur
Secteur municipal
RECYC-QUÉBEC

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Pat Franklin [mailto:pfranklin@no.address]
Envoyé : 7 avril, 2005 15:12
À : Dana Coyle; greenyes@no.address
Objet : RE: [greenyes] State recycling rates


All....

Others may disagree with me, but in my opinion comparing state recycling
rates is an "apples and oranges" comparison at best. I doubt that there are
2 states that measure exactly the same items. Furthermore, some states may
include materials imported from other states and recycled in their state,
thus inflating their recycling rate. I would discourage this sort of
comparison unless you know that the methods of measurement are identical.

Pat Franklin

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1601 North Kent Street, Suite 803
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TEL: 703.276.9800
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Coyle [mailto:Dana.Coyle@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 2:53 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] State recycling rates


Anyone know where I could find a list of the states and their respective
recycling rates?

Thanks in advance.

Dana C. Coyle
NJDEP
Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
P.O. Box 414
Trenton, NJ 08625
P: (609) 984-3438
F: (609) 777-0769




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