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[GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste Officals Give Tetra-Pak an Ultimatum


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste Officals Give Tetra-Pak an Ultimatum

Actually, I suspect that the solar water heaters were the idea of the Parana
officials at SEMA and IAP.  They have been promoting the construction of the
heaters as part of their efforts to design "green houses" that include a lot
of low-tech solutions to reduce energy and water use, etc.  I suspect Tetra
Pak was only too glad to agree to supply/support that program rather than
create a full-fledged take-back system.  But it's a start.

Sr. Keith E. Ripley
Temas Actuales LLC
e-mail: keith.ripley@no.address
http://www.temasactuales.com
O Equipe Verde

Autor del libro "Solid Wastes and Recycling Policy in Latin America & the
Caribbean"
http://www.temasactuales.com/temas_in_print/index_wastebookpromo.php

Noticias ambientales de América Latina y el Caribe:
http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/index.php?page=1

Las leyes/los reglamentos ambientales de todo America Latina y el Caribe:
http://www.temasactuales.com/laws_policies/LawDbase.php

Perspectivas sobre la evolucion de politica sobre el medio ambiente, salud
publica y defensa del consumidor en America Latina y el Caribe:
http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog

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-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of lstoerkel@no.address
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 1:48 PM
To: GreenYes
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste Officals Give Tetra-Pak an Ultimatum


Keith,
Before I start to rant about the laughable "recycling" I will start
with strong CONGRATULATIONS for
our Brazilian friend's for getting Tetrapak's attention.  Yes, they
are serious about Zero Waste if they
are ready and able to ban aceptic packaging.  Good for them and they
have all my support.

However.... What a bunch of hoo-ey!! I'm talking about the solar
powered water heaters made from
PET and aceptic packaging.  From the pictures they appear to be an
engineering marvel, a low-cost
solution to capture solar energy.  But we know this is not
"recycling".  This is just a detour on the way
to the landfill.  Yes, a useful detour, that will allow affordable
construction of temporary water heaters.
But each and every PET bottle and Tetrapak will uv degrade, and then
we all know where they go...
the big peices go to the landfill and the little pieces blow and flow
into the environment.

For these reason I say "I ain't buyin' it!!"  Yes, we can thank
Tetrapak for attempting to come up with
solutions, but they need to do much, much more.

Keep up the good work Parana!!


On Jul 26, 10:37 am, "Keith Ripley" <keith.rip...@no.address> wrote:
> At the end of May I posted a link to a blog post I did about how the Zero
> Waste officials of the Brazilian state of Parana gave Tetra Pak a 60-day
> ultimatum or else face a possible packaging ban.  Well, it was just
> announced that Tetra Pak chose to cut a deal.  The interesting thing to me
> is hearing state officials now say that this is just the first of EPR
deals
> they are seeking for a long list of things, including plastic bags,
> batteries, tires, lamps, motor oil, other types of packaging and even
civil
> construction materials.  Seems that Parana may be serious about their Zero
> Waste objective....
>
> Tetra Pak Chooses to Deal <http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog/?p=408>
>
>   _____ 
>
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On
Behalf
> Of Keith Ripley
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:25 PM
> To: GreenYes@no.address
> Subject: [GreenYes] Zero Waste Officals Give Tetra-Pak an Ultimatum
>
> Zero Waste Officials Give Tetra Pak 60 Days to Propose Packaging Waste
> Solution... Or Else!
>
> http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog/?p=322
>
> _______________________________
>
> Sr. Keith E. Ripley
>
> Temas Actuales LLC
>
> e-mail: keith.rip...@no.address
>
>  <http://www.temasactuales.com/>http://www.temasactuales.com
>
> O <http://www.dr1.com/blogs/?u=environment>  Equipe Verde
>
> Autor del libro "Solid Wastes and Recycling Policy in Latin America & the
> Caribbean"
>
>
<http://www.temasactuales.com/temas_in_print/index_wastebookpromo.php>http:/
/www.temasactuales.com/temas_in_print/index_wastebookpromo.php
>
> Noticias ambientales de América Latina y el Caribe:
>
<http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/index.php?page=1>http://www.temasact
uales.com/whats_new/index.php?page=1
>
> Las leyes/los reglamentos ambientales de todo America Latina y el Caribe:
>
<http://www.temasactuales.com/laws_policies/LawDbase.php>http://www.temasact
uales.com/laws_policies/LawDbase.php
>
> Perspectivas sobre la evolucion de politica sobre el medio ambiente, salud
> publica y defensa del consumidor en America Latina y el Caribe:
>
<http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog>http://www.temasactuales.com/temasbl
og
>
> Este mensaje es solo para el uso del Destinatario y puede contener
> información que ES CONFIDENCIAL. Si usted no es el recipiente destinado,
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> diseminación de esta comunicación. Si usted ha recibido esta comunicación
> por error, por favor borrar todas las copias del mensaje y sus anexos y
nos
> notifica inmediatamente. Gracias.








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