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


I would hope that Zero Waste would also include a feature of minimizing the environmental impacts of the use/management of materials, or, at least reducing them to the point of sustainability (whatever that point may be). 100% (and even less than 100$) recovery can result in increasing these impacts and do more damage than good.

John

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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On Behalf Of Eric Lombardi
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 12:05 PM
To: 'Eric Lombardi'; 'Greenyes List'
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



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Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:43 AM
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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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