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RE: [greenyes] FW: You sent Gary Liss the wrong data




I'm responding to Kendall's question since there may be others out there
interested in the answer to his question. Sweden instituted a mandatory
deposit/refund system for aluminum cans in 1984. At that time the aluminum
can recycling rate was 63%. It had climbed to 92% by 1996, but has since
declined to the current rate of 85%. The government is considering
increasing the deposit value. The government mandated refundable deposits on
"one-way" PET beverage bottles in 1994, when the PET recycling rate was 49%.
The current PET rate is 80%. Sweden's deposit system is similar to those
systems in most U.S. states.

Pat Franklin


-----Original Message-----
From: Kendall Christiansen [mailto:KChristiansen@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:06 AM
To: Pat Franklin; Gary Liss 1
Cc: plasticdebris@no.address; Green Yes
Subject: RE: [greenyes] FW: You sent Gary Liss the wrong data


Would you please remind us myopic or worse Americans of the particulars of
Sweden's redemption system? Simple? Complex? Advantages over basic U.S.
systems?

Kendall

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Franklin [mailto:pfranklin@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:00 AM
To: Gary Liss 1
Cc: plasticdebris@no.address; Green Yes
Subject: [greenyes] FW: You sent Gary Liss the wrong data


My apologies for sending the wrong data to Gary Liss and others about PET
recycling rates in the U.S.

The U.S. PET plastic bottle recycling rate was 20% in 2003 (not 10% as I
said in my email)...the PET custom bottle recycling rate in 2003 was 10%.
So many numbers to remember!!! That means that 8 (not 9) out of every 10
PET bottles sold in the U.S. do not get recycled. The data for Sweden was
correct. The PET bottle recycling rate there is 80%. They are recycling 80%
and trashing 20%....in the U.S. we are recycling 20% and trashing 80%.
Again, my apologies, and thanks to our research director, Jenny Gitlitz, for
catching my mistake.

Cheers!!

Pat Franklin
****************************************
Patricia Franklin
Executive Director
Container Recycling Institute
TEL: 703.276.9800 FAX: 703.276.9587
EMAIL: pfranklin@no.address http://www.container-recycling.org
http://www.bottlebill.info


On 8/16/05 7:26 PM, Pat Franklin at pfranklin@no.address wrote:

> "Environmental Sustainability and Recycling in Action"
> .... oh brother!!!! the PET plastic bottle recycling rate has dropped
> to 10% in the US of A ......YES, that means that 9 out of 10 PET
> bottles do
not
> get recycled.......oh, and by the way, in Sweden, where all PET
> beverage bottles have a deposit value, the reycling rate is 80%..ie 8
> out of 10 bottles DO get recycled.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Liss [mailto:gary@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:01 PM
> To: plasticdebris@no.address; greenyes@no.address
> Subject: [greenyes] Call for Papers - Global Plastics Envt.
> Conference,
> 2/28 to 3/2, 2006, Atlanta
>
>
> Apologies for Cross-Postings
>
>> From: "Susan Kozora of SPE Environmental Div."
>> <info@no.address>
>> Subject: Call for Papers for GPEC 2006!
>> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 17:27:53 -0500
>>
>> Don't miss this opportunity! - GPEC 2006 is just around the corner!
>>
>> Wouldn't you like to show case your successes, information, findings,
>> innovations, and data on environmental topics of various interests?
>>
>> We are soliciting papers for the Global Plastics Environmental
>> Conference (GPEC
>> 2006) which will be hosted in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia at the
>> Sheraton Gateway Hotel - Atlanta Airport from February 28 to March 2,
>> 2006. GPEC is
> sponsored
>> by the Plastics Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics
> Engineers.
>> The theme of GPEC 2006 is "Environmental Sustainability and
>> Recycling in Action."
>>
>> Technical Tracks are as follows:
>>
>> Automotive
>> Electronics
>> Reclamation and Supply
>> Bio-based and Biodegradable Materials
>> Regulatory: Bottle Laws/safety/legislation Marketing and Business:
>> Recycling/Sustainability/ELV
>>
>> Please contact us immediately if you are interested in presenting a
>> paper
>> - abstracts
>> and papers can be provided at the later dates shown below. Don't
>> miss
out!
>>
>> Abstracts are due by October 1, 2005 (Early submissions gladly
>> accepted!) Final papers are due by December 21, 2005 (Early
>> submissions gladly
> accepted!)
>>
>> If you would like to know more about our Division and GPEC 2006,
>> please
> visit
>> our websites at:
>> www.sperecycling.org <http://www.sperecycling.org>
>> <http://www.4spe.org/sectionsdivisions/divisions/d40.htm>
>>
>> Time is running out! You don't want to be left out!
>>
>> We need your input - We need YOU!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Susan Kozora
>> GPEC 2006 Technical Chair
>> Phone: 313-755-6166
>> E-Mail: skozora@no.address
>>
>> Mike Montpetit
>> Chairman GPEC 2006
>> Phone: 734-433-2399
>> Email: mcmont1954365@no.address
>>
>> Environmental Division of Society of Plastics Engineers
>> Contact: Gwen Mathis
>> P.O. Box 441
>> 124 Avenue D, S.E.
>> Lindale, GA 30147-0441
>>
>> Phone: 800-798-1241
>> Phone: 706-235-7447
>> Fax: 706-295-4276
>> E-mail: Gwensmathis@no.address
>
> Gary Liss
> 916-652-7850
> Fax: 916-652-0485
> www.garyliss.com
>
>
>
>


--Jenny

Jennifer Gitlitz
Research Director, Container Recycling Institute

Home Office:
2 Pomeroy Ave.
Dalton, MA 01226
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Please note the new address for CRI¹s main office:
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1601 North Kent St., Suite 803
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