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[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 Protection

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>
wrote:
> 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
> > (http://www.recyclebank.com/)?What 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: 916-652-0485www.garyliss.com


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