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[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

<http://www.temasactuales.com/> http://www.temasactuales.com

<http://www.dr1.com/blogs/?u=environment> 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>
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>
http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/index.php?page=1

Las leyes/los reglamentos ambientales de todo America Latina y el
Caribe:
<http://www.temasactuales.com/laws_policies/LawDbase.php>
http://www.temasactuales.com/laws_policies/LawDbase.php

Perspectivas sobre la evolucion de politica sobre el medio
ambiente, salud publica y defensa del consumidor en America
Latina y el Caribe: http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog

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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 <http://www.container-recycling.org/>
and www.bottlebill.org <http://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



-----------------------------------------------

Keith E. Ripley

Temas Actuales LLC

e-mail: keith.ripley@no.address

<http://www.temasactuales.com/> http://www.temasactuales.com

<http://www.dr1.com/blogs/?u=environment> 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>
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>
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>
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:
<http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog>
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