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[GreenYes] Models for waste monitoring


You know, now that I think about it, the best regional waste monitoring
program I¹ve ever seen is the Portland Metro system run by the Metro
Planning guys in Portland, Oregon. Their waste systems report can be found
at: http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?articleid=585

Some historic info on the overall planning group can be found here:
http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?articleid=2935

The general homepage to go to is: http://www.metro-region.org/

This stuff is well-worth checking out. I would venture to say that this is
probably one of the biggest areas we all fall down on?ie, timely, accurate,
comprehensive information (did I say timely?).

Also, if anyone¹s interested, we have an historical report on solid waste
and recycling for the Southeastern PA/Philadelphia area. See the first item
in our list of publications, The State of Commercial Solid Waste in SE PA,
at: http://www.greentreks.org/gpcrc/resources.asp#Publications

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Philadelphia, PA 19118

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on 7/31/06 11:38 AM, Helen Spiegelman at hspie@no.address wrote:

>
> Hello Bruce,
>
> I am writing from British Columbia (Canada) in response to your query about
> waste monitoring. I would like to mention a different approach to waste
> monitoring which is being explored by some progressive local governments in
> BC. Their approach is intended to provide insight into opportunities for
> Extended Producer Responsibility for waste. I am copying Raymond Gaudart on
> this message with the thought he might follow up with you and provide more
> information.
>
> Helen Spiegelman
> Vancouver, BC
>
>
> At 03:05 PM 7/21/2006, Bruce Middleton wrote:
>
>> >My organisation is assisting the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment
>> >with trialing a new model for waste monitoring in order that the Ministry
>> >can better monitor progress towards national waste targets and assess the
>> >effects of policy changes.
>> >We are looking at the concept of long-term monitoring of what we have dubbed
>> >"indicator waste catchments", which are equivalent to the American "waste
>> >sheds".
>> >A "waste catchment" is a discrete geographical area in which all of the
>> >waste that is generated is also disposed of. That is, there is no waste
>> >coming into, or going out of, the catchment. We are hoping that by
>> >monitoring the total waste stream being disposed of in a several catchments,
>> >we can
>> >eliminate all of the uncertainties that arise by monitoring either
>> >individual disposal facilities or on a larger scale, such as by county or
>> >state.
>> >Can anyone tell me if this idea has been pursued elsewhere, or is currently
>> >being used?
>> >Thanks.
>> >Bruce Middleton
>> >Waste Not Consulting
>> >PO Box 78 372
>> >Grey Lynn Auckland
>> >New Zealand
>> >Ph: 64 09 360 5188
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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> >
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