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[GreenYes] Re: Buildings & cisterns made with PET bottles & tire rims


Actually Keith, we're not doing much better here in the USofA.....we're only
recycling slightly more than 1 out of 5 PET bottles and only a fraction of
those bottles end up as new bottles.
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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On
Behalf Of Keith Ripley
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:18 PM
To: pfranklin@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
Cc: manuel_cerrato@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Buildings & cisterns made with PET bottles & tire
rims


In point of fact, the PET bottles are not being recycled into tire rims.
PET bottles plus tire rims are both being used as construction materials.



And Pat, yeah, it would be nice, but we?re talking about a very poor
country like Honduras with almost no formal recycling experience to speak of
(wastepickers conducting recycling on small scale, yes, and maybe a small
ecoclub here or there, but more than that?), where you won?t be seeing
bottle-to-bottle recycling for a while yet. This is not the US we?re
talking about.



Have to start somewhere.



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Sr. Keith Edward Ripley

Temas Actuales LLC

telefono: 703-731-7108

e-mail: keith.ripley@no.address

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El Equipo Verde



Autor del libro "Solid Wastes and Recycling Policy in Latin America & the
Caribbean"

http://www.temasactuales.com/temas_in_print/index_wastebookpromo.php



Noticias ambientales de América Latina y el Caribe:
http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/index.php?page=1

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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On
Behalf Of Pat Franklin
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:05 PM
To: Keith Ripley; GreenYes@no.address
Cc: manuel_cerrato@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Buildings & cisterns made with PET bottles & tire
rims



My 2-cents.....It's great that scrap PET bottles are being recycled into
cisterns and tire rims in Central America. That's certainly better than
ending up in a landfill, but isn't it too bad that they're not being
recycled into new bottles!



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Patricia Franklin
Executive Director
Container Recycling Institute
Tel.(202) 263-0999 Fax: (202) 263-0949
www.container-recycling.org and www.bottlebill.org




-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On
Behalf Of Keith Ripley
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 12:09 PM
To: GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Buildings & cisterns made with PET bottles & tire
rims

Greenyesers might find interesting the experiments underway in Central
America ? and soon Colombia as well ? in constructing cheap but attractive
and durable homes, buildings, cisterns, kiosks and bus stops with scrap PET
soda bottles and end-of-life vehicle tire rims, which I write about in my
latest blog entry:



http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog/?p=94



It?s fascinating and innovative work to utilize wasted materials in
constructing facilities that benefit primarily poor and marginal
communities. The work was recently recognized by the Central American
Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) with an environmental
innovation award.



In an upcoming entry I?ll be looking at Argentine efforts to used
recycled materials (paper, plastic) to build housing for the poor there.



Best Regards,

Keith



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Keith E. Ripley

Temas Actuales LLC

e-mail: keith.ripley@no.address

http://www.temasactuales.com

El Equipo Verde



Author of the book "Solid Wastes and Recycling Policy in Latin America &
the Caribbean"

http://www.temasactuales.com/temas_in_print/index_wastebookpromo.php



Environment & consumer policy news of Latin America & the Caribbean:
http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/index.php?page=1

The environment laws/regulations of all Latin America & the Caribbean:
http://www.temasactuales.com/laws_policies/LawDbase.php

Musings about the evolution of policies on the environment, health and
consumer protection in Latin America & the Caribbean:
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