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[GreenYes] Re: with $400 million, I think we could get darn close to ZW!


Vince et al:

Do you think that Zero Waste and all that groovy McDonough stuff can be done using the vehicle of the free market?

I think not.

We need to change the way that resources are allocated to and within our communities.

Please check out the following:

http://citnet.org/newsletters/2005-02/morin1.aspx

Thank you.



Eugene Plum(b)
----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Lombardi
To: 'Eric Lombardi' ; 'Greenyes List'
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:05 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: with $400 million, I think we could get darn close to ZW!


Sorry folks, I fell (again!) into the language trap of equating ZW with 100% Recovery. I am really trying to talk about Zero Waste as something much bigger than the end-of-the-pipe world Iâve lived in for so long. Of course, maximum recovery is a cornerstone of a ZW Community, but it is only one piece. In our opinion here at Eco-Cycle, there are three other âKEYâ focus areas that need to grow in importance, and in our collective knowledgebase on the GreenYes list: (1) âNew Rulesâ by government to go upstream and prevent waste before it is created; (2) Producer Responsibility â legal, financial and physical connection between producers and their End-Of-Life (EOL) responsibilities; and (3) The Power of Zero Waste Purchasing â are we buying the future we want?



(sorry for this personal conversation with myself in a public spaceâ)





Eric Lombardi

Executive Director/CEO

Eco-Cycle Inc

Boulder, CO. USA

303-444-6634

www.ecocycle.org



-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Eric Lombardi
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:43 AM
To: 'Greenyes List'
Subject: [GreenYes] with $400 million, I think we could get darn close to ZW!



ST. LUCIE COUNTY FLORIDA WILL EMPLOY PLASMA ARC GASIFICATION TO DEAL WITH WASTE

St. Lucie County Commissioners recently authorized a plan to contract with Atlanta based Geoplasma LLC to build a plasma arc gasification plant that is expected to gasify at least 3,000 tons of waste per day. Plasma arcs produce a type of artificial lightning that heats anything in its path upwards of 7,000 degrees C. A byproduct of the process is combustible gas which, in this case, will be used to generate enough electricity to power 37,000 to 48,000 homes. The plant will cost $400 million and take two years to build.






Eric Lombardi

Executive Director/CEO

Eco-Cycle Inc

Boulder, CO. USA

303-444-6634

www.ecocycle.org











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