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[GreenYes] Re: EU adopts hierarchy, bans & targets for waste prevention & recycl

One way to reduce waste through prevention is to innovate the way we
produce things that we use on a daily basis. Eg, why can't a broom
double up as a duster? I can create handmade jewelery out of commercial
waste like copper wire and the plastic stripped out from electrical
wire. I can create boxes for my handmade jewelery that can double up as
a file and so will not be discarded. Imagine plastic bags that can be
used as an apron for kids to use during art lessons.

Where can I go to explore and expand on these ideas?

<-----Original Message----->
>From: Gary Liss [gary@no.address]
>Sent: 2/16/2007 1:52:51 AM
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] EU adopts hierarchy, bans & targets for waste
>prevention & recycling
>Apologies for Cross-Postings
>From: Rob Howe <rob.howe@no.address>
>Subject: waste vote in Europe
>Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:31:11 -0500
>....This article is pertinent to waste-reduction laws that may be put
in effect
>in Europe.
>Rob Howe
>rob.howe@no.address | Ph: 978-255-2620 | Mob: 978-204-2149
>Excerpts from this article:
>....To prevent and reduce waste production, the hierarchy lays down an
order of
>preference for waste operations - first prevention, then re-use,
>other recovery operations and, as a last resort, safe and
environmentally sound
>....a majority of MEPs rejected the idea that incineration should be
regarded as
>....By 2015, landfill will be banned for at least paper, glass,
>plastic and metal. By that date separate waste collection systems for
>categories must be set up. By 2020, no recyclable waste must end up in
>....Dr. Michael Warhurst, waste and resources campaigner for Friends of
>Earth Europe, said, "MEPs have supported European targets for recycling
>waste prevention, which will help Europe's economy become more resource
>efficient, and reduce our impacts on climate change...
>Gary Liss
>Fax: 916-652-0485

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