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[GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste helps stop Climate Change

Hi Eric ~

The BEES model is for purchasing environmental building products, so no, we have not run it for a range of solid waste alternatives.

But, we have used the same philosophical approach with a different model and the results were extremely supportive of recycling as the second best alternative (behind not consuming the product, of course). I don't feel that I can release the results until the final report is published by the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal, but I hope that it's available on the Internet in a week or so.

Also, Jeff Morris uses the same approach as we did, and I highly recommend his reports and presenations on his web page, You will need to subscribe, but it's free and the results are truly impressive.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Lombardi [mailto:eric@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 10:36 AM
To: Reindl, John; 'Gary Liss'; crra_members@no.address; GreenYes@no.address; zwia@no.address
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste helps stop Climate Change


Wow, that is an impressive model. Have you, or anyone else, run the discard recovery vs. bury/burn issue through it yet?


Eric Lombardi

Executive Director/CEO

Eco-Cycle Inc

Boulder, CO. USA


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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Reindl, John
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:09 AM
To: Gary Liss; crra_members@no.address; GreenYes@no.address; zwia@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste helps stop Climate Change

While this result is interesting, it has both been reported several times before by others, and limits itself to only one environmental issue - global climate change.

Rather than only considering one environmental element, I recommend that the examination be broadened to a more holistic approach, such as that used by the BEES system and European studies, and shown on the Internet at

Best wishes for a wonderful 2007,

John Reindl, Recycling Manager

Dane County, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On Behalf Of Gary Liss
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 7:18 PM
To: crra_members@no.address; GreenYes@no.address; zwia@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Zero Waste helps stop Climate Change

Spread the word...

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:26:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Californians Against Waste Foundation <CAW@no.address>

Reduction <> of Greenhouse Gases in California Through Waste Prevention and Recycling
by Scott Smithline
California Progress Report - Oakland,CA,USA

Ton for ton, recycling reduces more pollution, saves more energy and reduces GHG emissions more than any other solid waste management option. Californians currently throw away millions <> of tons of recyclable materials every year. According to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, over 60 percent of the "garbage" in California landfills can be composted or recycled. Increasing recycling should be California's priority strategy for reducing global warming effects associated with solid waste management...

Scott Smithline joined Californians <> Against Waste as a Policy Analyst in 2003.

Gary Liss 916-652-7850 Fax: 916-652-0485 <> <BR

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