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[GreenYes] Re: RecycleBank

I don?t know much about the company but it seems to me they have in place
the technology to provide incentives for waste reduction that go beyond the
coupon reward system. Why not weigh trash and recycling, charge a fee based
on weight; highest for trash, less for recycling, providing the customer
with an incentive to reduce both streams and save money at the same time.
Money they can use for any purpose they wish. I realize I may be
oversimplifying this and it is certainly not a good business model to
encourage your customers to need you less but fees could be set to allow
profit to be made from providing whatever level of collection services are

Dennis Sauer


From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of Nancy Poh
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 3:58 AM
To: eric@no.address
Cc: stevew@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: RecycleBank

There is money to be made from recycling. In Malaysia, recycling has been
used to raised funds by some schools to buy equipment they want. Some
charity organizations here run monthly collection sites to collect
recyclables to raise funds.

The point is, whether you reward or do not reward for recycling, there is
going to be consumption. People are motivated by rewards to act and will
make conscious efforts to recycle with that in place. "Monkey see, monkey
do"; once the adults start doing it, the children will follow;-)


<-----Original Message----->
>From: Eric Lombardi [eric@no.address]
>Sent: 2/14/2007 2:40:37 AM
>To: stevew@no.address;GreenYes@no.address
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: RecycleBank
>My biggest question has to do with "follow the money"... what is the source
>for this fountain of cash that creates "The Bank"? Once I know that, then I
>can determine whether or not this idea would ever fly in my backyard.
>Eric Lombardi
>Executive Director/CEO
>Eco-Cycle Inc
>Boulder, CO. USA
>-----Original Message-----
>From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On
>Of Stephen N Weisser
>Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:44 AM
>To: 'GreenYes'
>Subject: [GreenYes] Re: RecycleBank
>This discussion is useful to us as we've been considering getting involved
>with Recycle Banks program. Overall I like what I see and I think it's a
>win win for everyone if folks can choose to buy recycled products from a
>company like ours with Recycle Bank points.
>Although I have to say I'm not that impressed with single stream,
>in non-bottle-bill states. But hey if it works it works.
>Stephen N. Weisser, Sales Manager
>GreenLine Paper Company, Inc.
>631 S. Pine Street
>York, PA 17403
>Close the loop: recycling works when we buy recycled.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On
>Of Dana
>Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:02 PM
>To: GreenYes
>Subject: [GreenYes] Re: RecycleBank
>The incentive is not to consume more, but to recycle more of what they are
>already consuming.
>As was already mentioned, much of the success has been in the working class
>neighborhoods where grocery coupons are chosen as the "reward."
>RecycleBank also gives the option to donate your reward. A few towns in the
>Southern part of NJ recently signed on to the RecycleBank system. I can put
>you in touch with the appropriate people there if there is interest. Our
>office visited the facility in Philly where RecycleBank's material was
>sorted about a year ago. It is a single stream facility, but they also take
>dual stream. I believe the customer can choose which collection route they
>want to take.
>Dana C. Coyle (dana.coyle@no.address) NJ Department of Environmental
>401 E. State Street
>P.O. Box 414
>Trenton, NJ 08625
>P: (609) 984-3438
>F: (609) 777-0769
>On Feb 12, 8:50 am, "Dennis Sauer" <compostspecial...@no.address>
>> I'm a little puzzled by the logic that you can reduce waste by giving
>> the incentive to consume more.
>> Dennis Sauer
>> Central Vermont Solid Waste Mgt. District
>> On Feb 10, 4:03 pm, Gary Liss <g...@no.address> wrote:
>> > Is anyone familiar with RecycleBank
>> > ( do you think of it? A colleague
>> > asked me if anyone has worked with them in CA.
>> > Gary
>> > Gary Liss & Associates
>> > 916-652-7850
>> > Fax:
> >

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