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[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 I've 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 "KEY" focus
areas that need to grow in importance, and in our collective knowledgebase
on the GreenYes list: (1) "New Rules" by government to go upstream and
prevent waste before it is created; (2) Producer Responsibility - legal,
financial and physical connection between producers and their End-Of-Life
(EOL) responsibilities; and (3) The Power of Zero Waste Purchasing - are we
buying the future we want?



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





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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