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RE: [greenyes] Carbon Trading Holds Potential to Give Expanded Co mposting Fairer Shake


And, of course, we should not just focus on composting; as shown by the US
EPA report on greenhouse gases associated with various alternatives for
managing solid wastes
(http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/ghg/ghg.htm), both source
reduction and recycling provide substantial savings.

For recycling, the biggest savings on a weight basis is from the recovery of
aluminum cans, while the largest total gains are from paper recycling.

Perhaps there is a way to also provide recycling with some of the financial
beneifts of GHG emissions reductions?

John Reindl
Dane County, WI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Anderson [mailto:anderson@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 3:35 PM
> To: GreenYes
> Subject: Fw: [greenyes] Carbon Trading Holds Potential to
> Give Expanded
> Composting Fairer Shake
>
>
> I need to make a correction in my earlier posting on the
> subject of
> composting's gain from whenever the U.S. institutes carbon
> trading here.
>
> As JW properly points out, methane only constitutes about half of
> landfill gases, and consequently, the final output numbers I
> provided need
> to be divided by 2 to correct for that error.
>
> Under most, but not all scenarios, however, the impact of
> carbon trading
> when it comes could be very significant for expanding
> composting, but were
> we to capitalize on the opportunity.
>
> Peter
>
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