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RE: [greenyes] Recycling around the world


On the note of strange statistics:

....the BBC article says that the USA recycles
nationally about 28%. I didn't add up the stat but the
2004 paper I read with state by state survey data from
2002 {"the State of Garbage in America"....joint study
Earth En-gin @ Columbia et al) would suggests a much
lower rate than 28% it would seem.....like somewhere
around 12% to 15%.

JMC
Providence College




--- Pat Franklin <pfranklin@no.address>
wrote:

> I still haven't had time to read the entire article,
> but here's another
> inaccuracy.... they said that 40% of all plastic
> soft drink bottles are
> recycled in the US (it's 30%) and 55% of all
> aluminum beer and soft drink
> cans are recycled in US (it's 45%)... We'll
> definitely get a letter off
> about that.
>
> Pat Franklin
> Container Recycling Institute
> http://www.container-recycling.org
> http://www.bottlebill.info
>
> ************************************
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reindl, John [mailto:Reindl@no.address]
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 12:33 PM
> To: 'Pat Franklin'; Pete Pasterz
> Subject: RE: [greenyes] Recycling around the world
>
>
> Madison has had a curbside program since the late
> 1960's, and I would have
> to believe that there were many others by 1985.
>
> To see an inaccuracy of this magnitude makes me
> wonder what other
> inaccuracies are occurring in other documents....
>
> John
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Pat Franklin
> [mailto:pfranklin@no.address]
> >Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 11:29 AM
> >To: Pete Pasterz; Reindl@no.address;
> GreenYes@no.address
> >Subject: RE: [greenyes] Recycling around the world
> >
> >
> >I'd put my money on a curbside program in CA...but
> I don't
> >know that for a
> >fact.
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Pete Pasterz [mailto:ppasterz@no.address]
> >Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 12:17 PM
> >To: Reindl@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
> >Subject: Re: [greenyes] Recycling around the world
> >
> >
> >Note under the US coverage that 20 years ago only
> one roadside
> >[curbside]recycling program existed...whose was
> >that...Ecocycle's? Recycle
> >Ann Arbor's The Recyclers [of Ingham, Eaton, and
> Clinton
> >Counties]?, etc.
> >etc........
> >
> >>>> "Reindl, John" <Reindl@no.address> 06/27/05
> 09:52AM >>>
> >There's an interesting article on recycling in the
> UK, the EU
> >and selected
> >other countries around the world on the BBC web
> page today at
> ><http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4620041.stm>
> >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4620041.stm
> >
> >John
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Michelle Smith
Recycling Coordinator
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918

(401) 865-1881
pcrecycles@no.address
www.providence.edu/recycling



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