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[GreenYes] Re: Waste Statistics


While I've not been follwoing this thread closely it is perhaps worth
noting that Mr. Chaz Miller continues to put together fact sheets in an
updated fashion. They appear in Waste Age.

Regards,
Stephan


Pat Franklin wrote:

>All...
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>The fact sheets for various materials that Chaz Miller did back in the
>1990's were extremely useful, and it's too bad he's not still doing them.
>But I would not encourage anyone to use waste
>generation/disposal/recycling data that is 9 years old. For example, the
>aluminum packaging fact sheet said, "Industry data shows a 63.5%
>[aluminum] beverage can recycling rate in 1996." The aluminum can
>recycling rate in 2005, according to the Aluminum Association was 52%.
>BIG DIFFERENCE! In fact, recycling rates for all container materials are
>substantially lower than they were in 1996.
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>NOTE: The aluminum can recycling rate is actually lower than 52% when
>imported scrap cans are deducted from the numerator. The 2005 rate,
>excluding imported scrap cans, was 45%. The recycling rate in 1996,
>excluding imported scrap cans, was 57.4%.
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>Pat Franklin
>Executive Director
>Container Recycling Institute
>1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 800
>Washington, DC 20036
>phone 202.263.0999 fax 202.263.0949
>www.container-recycling.org
>www.bottlebill.org
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>>A bit dated, but useful.
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>>http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/BFI/waste_stats.html
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