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[GreenYes] Re: Spring offensive

On this request: "in confronting producers of products and packages
about sustainable redesign"; whenever there is a change, there will be
an increase in price. In order to make this a success, you have to start
a co-op whereby people buy from the same source to increase sales volume
to reduce price.

I recall reading that the Swiss govt provide grant to encourage the
people to buy green product and because of that more people make the
switch encouraging suppliers to make the change thus reducing price.

<-----Original Message----->
>From: RicAnthony@no.address [RicAnthony@no.address]
>Sent: 4/15/2007 12:55:43 PM
>To: crra_members@no.address;GreenYes@no.address
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Spring offensive
>Driving home from the 2006 California Resource Recovery Association
>Conference in San Jose last summer, my daughter Laura and my son Brian
and I
>worked out a plan for initiating some zero waste activities in San
Diego. Most
>of the stakeholders in San Diego who manage or regulate discards concur
with the
>San Diego County AB939 Integrated Waste Management Citizens Advisory
>(CAC) recommendations to:
>1. Get compostable organics out of the landfill 2. Require multi-family
>commercial recycling in the city of San Diego commercial discard stream
>3. Initiate the City of San Diego's C & D ordinance
>4. Develop a regional social marketing strategy to maximize blue bin
>participation rates
>5. Convert the Miramar landfill into a resource recovery park
>But City of San Diego recycling staff is reluctant to push the CAC
agenda due to
>a lack of council direction. This dynamic exists despite the fact San
>recycling plans already call for both upstream and downstream actions.
>We asked the local chapter of CRRA for support and created an ad hoc
>called Zero Waste San Diego ( Our group
decided it
>was time to take the message to the people, and have citizens convince
>officials they need to lead on these issues. A public zero waste
>and free showing of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" were used to
educate and
>get people involved.
>A zero waste resolution - modeled from Santa Cruz's initiative and
reworked to
>our own liking - was taken to the CAC and then to its member agencies.
>enlightened about the potential for zero waste programs to improve the
>environment and stimulate our economy, we received endorsements from
the CAC,
>San Diego chapters of the CRRA, League of Women Voters and Sierra Club,
>Earthworks, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, and most
recently the
>City of El Cajon. Mayor of El Cajon Mark Lewis is asking for other San
>County city councils to step up and recognize the multitude of regional
>zero waste has to offer.
>=== message truncated ===

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