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[GreenYes] Re: Refillable vs. Recyclable Bottles


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Refillable vs. Recyclable Bottles

Thanks for reminding us all of this.  Neil--------- Original Message
--------
From: Mario Laquerre <m.laquerre@no.address>
To: Nseldman <nseldman@no.address>, David Biddle <Dbiddle@no.address>, GreenYes
group <noreply@no.address>, GreenYes digest subscribers
<GreenYes@no.address>
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Re: Refillable vs. Recyclable Bottles
Date: 19/09/07 11:04

> Hi
>
> You could use data from Canadian brewers.
>
>
> National Brewers in Canada maintain over 90% of the Canadian market share
for beer sales. Approximately 70% of Canadian beer is sold in bottles, 20%
in cans and 10% as draught. In every Canadian province, the beer industry
manages the return, reuse and recycling of their bottles, cans and other
beer related packaging. Programs differ from province to province; in all
cases, however, deposit return systems exist, in which the beer industry
manages the packaging recovery, refilling, and recycling. The dates of
implementing deposit-return systems vary in each jurisdiction, but most have
been in place for 2 - 3 decades.
>
> Collection methods vary from province to province. For example, in
Ontario, Brewers take-back empty containers at The Beer Store, at which
point they are sorted and sent for washing and refilling. Recyclable
containers are collected at distribution centres by a contracted
hauler/processor, and sent to be recycled. In Québec, Brewers collect empty
containers from retailers upon the deliver of new beer. These are then
back-hauled to distribution centres, at which point, the bottles and cans
are sent for recycling and refilling. In Alberta, Brewers collect empty
containers from bottle depots and a few retailers.
>
> Returnable and reusable bottles make up almost 70% of all beer packaging.
Given the fact that bottles can be used up to 15 or 20 times, waste is
significantly reduced. Once the refillable bottles are not reusable, they
are crushed and sent to glass makers for use in the manufacture of new
bottles; Aluminium cans, which make up about 19% of national beer sales, are
crushed and recycled into new cans or aluminium products; Draught beer,
which accounts for over 11% of sales, is sold in reusable kegs, which last
for 15 to 20 years, after which point they are crushed and recycled;
cardboard beer cartons are compressed, baled and sold to paper manufacturers
for recycling; and bottle caps are recycled into new steel products.  
>
> All recovery rates for provinces and territories are consistently high
according to the Brewers Association of Canada 2004 Annual Statistical
Bulletin.  In Ontario, the 2004 estimate by the brewing industry included a
diversion of 550,000 tonnes of beer packaging and a savings to
municipalities more than $60 million annually in landfill and Blue Box
recycling costs.  For Ontario the system-wide recovery and re-use rate is
97% for the standard refillable bottle and 95% recycling rate for boxboard
and corrugated packaging - making the beer industry the largest single
contributor to waste diversion in Ontario. Source :
http://www.ec.gc.ca/epr/default.asp?lang=En&n=0972CF07-1
>
>
> So drink more beer than Coke!...
>
> Mario Laquerre
> Coordonnateur ICI
> RECYC-QUÉBEC

>

>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] De la
part de Nseldman
> Envoyé : mercredi 19 septembre 2007 18:49
> À : David Biddle; Neil Seldman; GreenYes group; GreenYes digest
subscribers
> Objet : [GreenYes] Re: Refillable vs. Recyclable Bottles
>
>
> -David, I am for anyone who is independent doing the study. I volunteer to
> help raise $$ for it.
>
> Re ---recreating the cleaning infratsructure. This is an industry
> responsibility. After all they dismantled the system so they could make
more
> money for 50 years. 
>
> We just have to make it the law.
>
> Neil-------- Original Message --------
> From: David Biddle &lt;Dbiddle@no.address&gt;
> To: Neil Seldman &lt;nseldman@no.address&gt;, GreenYes group
> &lt;noreply@no.address&gt;, GreenYes digest subscribers
> &lt;GreenYes@no.address&gt;
> Subject: Re: Refillable vs. Recyclable Bottles
> Date: 19/09/07 08:19
>
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; Re: Refillable vs. Recyclable Bottles
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; I agree with your points Neil. I recall hearing about and maybe even
> reading the study you were talking about. I&amp;#8217;d like to see a
study on
> refillables redone now though.. The infrastructure of the bottlers has
> changed so much towards one-ways. Not sure it would yield the same
results.
> No question that jobs, economic development, energy savings, etc. have to
be
> added into the equation.
> &gt;
> &gt; I can&amp;#8217;t go so far as to say Coke is
&amp;#8220;greenwashing&amp;#8221; yet.
> What remains to be seen is whether they make their investment or not. You
> still create jobs, economic development, and save energy through
recycling.
> As far as single-use water bottles are concerned, of course, tap water in
a
> thermos or water bottle is far less costly and less energy intensive as
> well. And for that matter, a good cup of coffee or tea brewed in the
kitchen
> beats a Coke any day. I already buy my beer from Yuengling in refillable
> returnables. My beer distributor says the bottles have a 4-5 time reuse
> value before they&amp;#8217;re too chinked up to sell.
> &gt;
> &gt; Should we see if we can get the folks at Yale to do the study? Maybe
Jerry
> Powell should get on the stick with this one. There&amp;#8217;s no
question that
> the soft drink and bottled water industry needs to be pushed on this hard!
> &gt;
> &gt; db
> &gt; --
> &gt; David Biddle, Executive Director
> &gt; &amp;lt;http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com&gt;
> &gt; Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
> &gt; P.O. Box 4037
> &gt; Philadelphia, PA 19118
> &gt;
> &gt; 215-247-3090 (desk)
> &gt; 215-432-8225 (cell)
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;lt;http://www.gpcrc.com&gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; Read In Business magazine to learn about sustainable
> &gt; businesses in communities across North America!
> &gt; Go to: &amp;lt;http://www.jgpress..com/inbusine.htm&gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; on 9/19/07 11:40 AM, Nseldman at nseldman@no.address wrote:
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; -HI David, I hear what you are saying. But isn't this
greenwashing--making
> a
> &gt; show of some consciousness about the environment but masking the
> &gt; unsustainable nature of your product and package?
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; With regard to refillables---In the l970's &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;EPA
did a study
> showing that
> &gt; refilling is somehting like 200 X more energy efficient than
recycling.
> &gt;
> &gt; Brenda Platt has pointed out to me that this study is out of date as
> &gt; one-ways are now less material intensive.
> &gt;
> &gt; Obviously a new study is needed. But I will bet a nickel that
refillables
> &gt; still beat recycling by a wide margin.
> &gt;
> &gt; Also, shipping of refillable glass bottles does take more energy, but
> &gt; refillables only need travel around the city to a cleaning plant,
whereas
> &gt; recyclables go around the world.
> &gt;
> &gt; Finally, if a process is more energy intensive but builds community
andl
> &gt; ocal jobs, such as refillables, reusable diapers, etc., isn't that a
> &gt; consideration?
> &gt;
> &gt; If we had a clean environment and an economy run by 4 corporations
with
> &gt; vulnerable local economies---is this what we are working toward?
> &gt;
> &gt; We need environment and community.
> &gt;
> &gt; On the issue of env organizations and refillables---as Alan says this
is
> &gt; lamentable. But in this case it is not a large national/grass roots
split.
> I
> &gt; know of no grass roots group that has come out for refillables. They
seem
> to
> &gt; be in thrawl of the crying Indian still.
> &gt;
> &gt; Neil
> &gt;
> &gt; -------- Original Message --------
> &gt; From: David Biddle &amp;lt;Dbiddle@no.address&amp;gt;
> &gt; To: Neil Seldman &amp;lt;nseldman@no.address&amp;gt;, GreenYes group
> &gt; &amp;lt;noreply@no.address&amp;gt;, GreenYes digest subscribers
> &gt; &amp;lt;GreenYes@no.address&amp;gt;
> &gt; Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: 11 new messages in 4 topics - digest
> &gt; Date: 18/09/07 22:45
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Re: [GreenYes] Re: 11 new messages in 4 topics - digest
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; I&amp;amp;#8217;d say you are right to a point, Neil.
However, I would
> phrase it
> &gt; differently: not &amp;amp;#8220;so what;&amp;amp;#8221; rather,
> &amp;amp;#8220;it&amp;amp;#8217;s a start,
> &gt; but they&amp;amp;#8217;ve got a lot more to do if they want to
minimize their
> &gt; impacts.&amp;amp;#8221; Personally, I&amp;amp;#8217;m wondering
whether they can
> pull off
> &gt; this feat. They&amp;amp;#8217;ve made noises like this before back in
the
> &amp;amp;#8216;90s
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;and then didn&amp;amp;#8217;t follow through. The
market situation
> itself
> &gt; could become highly volatile if they&amp;amp;#8217;re all of a sudden
trying
> to
> &gt; source all that PET and competing with China. That&amp;amp;#8217;s a
good
> thing, of
> &gt; course, but it could make their project tough to sustain.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Refillables for PET would be quite a feat in and of itself,
by the
> way..
> &gt; Moving that much plastic without being able to bail or crush or shred
> would
> &gt; be awfully costly. Glass would be worse. Remember the scale
> we&amp;amp;#8217;re
> &gt; talking about.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Finally, I surmise this move is a direct policy decision
made to head
> off
> &gt; a national and/or state by state move to create a deposit system for
PET
> &gt; containers. That seems to me to be the issue. Personally, I am deeply
> &gt; dismayed that recycling advocates and coordinators have not gotten
behind
> &gt; such a move. Forcing government to pay for recycling and disposal is
> &gt; UnAmerican and anti-free market. I guarantee you if the pressure for
> deposit
> &gt; laws is not maintained, Coke will gently let this move go and it will
be
> &gt; 1994 all over again.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Sincerely,
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; David
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; --
> &gt; &amp;gt; David Biddle, Executive Director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com&amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
> &gt; &amp;gt; P.O. Box 4037
> &gt; &amp;gt; Philadelphia, PA 19118
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; 215-247-3090 (desk)
> &gt; &amp;gt; 215-432-8225 (cell)
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;http://www.gpcrc.com&amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Read In Business magazine to learn about sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; businesses in communities across North America!
> &gt; &amp;gt; Go to:
&amp;amp;lt;http://www.jgpress..com/inbusine.htm&amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; on 9/19/07 1:41 AM, Nseldman at nseldman@no.address wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; -coca cola's announced policy is a bit disingenuous. Sort of
like
> Ford
> &gt; &amp;gt; puttingon an environmental roof on its plants but refusing
to
> redesign its
> &gt; &amp;gt; car to get more mileage per gallon.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; If coca cola uses recycled bottles, so what? Refillables are
the zero
> &gt; waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; solution, and their water policy is horrible.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; I do not know of one environmental group that has called for
> refillables,
> &gt; &amp;gt; nor has comeout against the water policy in poor countries.
Please
> tell me
> &gt; &amp;gt; if i am wrong.
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Neil
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Neil-------- Original Message --------
> &gt; &amp;gt; From: GreenYes group
&amp;amp;lt;noreply@no.address&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; To: GreenYes digest subscribers
> &amp;amp;lt;GreenYes@no.address&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; Subject: 11 new messages in 4 topics - digest
> &gt; &amp;gt; Date: 18/09/07 12:54
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; GreenYes
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; GreenYes@no.address
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Today's topics:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; * Environmental awareness - 5 messages, 4
authors
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/5dd459b75838e89d?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; * Fwd: [zwiaplan] The latest on zero waste from
NRC - 4
> messages, 2
> &gt; &amp;gt; authors
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/cd5f08054bed56f1?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; * Article on Zero Waste in CA, from Sri Lanka
newspaper
> covering trip
> &gt; of
> &gt; &amp;gt; Jaime
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Lozano from City of Los Angeles - 1 messages, 1
author
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ef655e12fcd640ff?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; * FW: The latest on zero waste from NRC - 1
messages, 1
> author
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/56657442f51dd4a8?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
==============================================================================
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; TOPIC: Environmental awareness
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/5dd459b75838e89d?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
==============================================================================
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 1 of 5 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Mon, Sep 17 2007 1:31 pm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: David Biddle &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Amy-
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Check out this Joel Makower blog entry that I
received
> today:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> http://makower.typepad.com/joel_makower/2007/09/whats-behind-th.html
> &gt; He
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; makes reference to the Green Gauge reports. You
might want
> to follow
> &gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; links in the article.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; The book
&amp;amp;#8220;Breakthrough&amp;amp;#8221; by Michael
> Shellenberger and Ted
> &gt; Nordhaus, the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; authors of infamous essay &amp;amp;#8220;The
Death of
> &gt; Environmentalism,&amp;amp;#8221; feel the same
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; thing Makower does, i.e., that opinion surveys
about
> environmental
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; are rather specious. There&amp;amp;#8217;s a
lot of evidence for
> this and
> &gt; S&amp;amp;amp;amp;N
> &gt; &amp;gt; provide some
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; in their book. People say they are concerned
about the
> environment
> &gt; when
> &gt; &amp;gt; you
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; ask them, but at the same time more generally
when asked
> what the top
> &gt; 10
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; issues are that concern them, most folks
don&amp;amp;#8217;t
> even put the
> &gt; environment on
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; their list.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Obviously you&amp;amp;#8217;re after very
specific info on
> recycling type
> &gt; awareness, but
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; I&amp;amp;#8217;m not sure how much value there
is in it. This
> helps you not
> &gt; at all, I
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; know. Sorry.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Db
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; --
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; David Biddle, Executive Director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling
Council
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; P.O. Box 4037
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Philadelphia, PA 19118
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; 215-247-3090 (desk)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; 215-432-8225 (cell)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www..gpcrc.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Read In Business magazine to learn about
sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; businesses in communities across North America!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Go to:
> &amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; on 9/8/07 8:39 PM, amy perlmutter at
amy@no.address
> wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; I&amp;amp;#8217;m trying to
find out if there have
> been any surveys
> &gt; done of
> &gt; &amp;gt; environmental
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; awareness, or indicators of
it, in the US,
> broken down by
> &gt; state or
> &gt; &amp;gt; region.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Recycling rates may be one
indicator of
> awareness, purchase
> &gt; of
> &gt; &amp;gt; EPP&amp;amp;#8217;s,...
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Anyone have any ideas or
places they can steer
> me to?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Thanks.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 2 of 5 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Mon, Sep 17 2007 1:39 pm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: amy perlmutter &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Thanks, David. &amp;amp;nbsp;Actually, what I
am looking for are
> some
> &gt; statistics to
> &gt; &amp;gt; back
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; up what businesses leaders have told me in some
focus groups
> I have
> &gt; been
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; running on clean tech: that one of the draws of
doing
> business in Ma
> &gt; is
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; heightened awareness and understanding of
environmental
> issues.
> &gt; It&amp;amp;#8217;s
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; interesting how many business people have said
that.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;So I was
> &gt; thinking
> &gt; &amp;gt; that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; could perhaps be illustrated through
documenting behavior
> (Ma
> &gt; recycling
> &gt; &amp;gt; rate
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; compared to other states- not sure what else I
can find to
> illustrate
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; behavior), or some sort of survey about
environmental
> attitudes or
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; that might compare states or regions.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp;I&amp;amp;#8217;ll look at
> &gt; the mackower piece.
> &gt; &amp;gt; I
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; welcome any other suggestions.
&amp;amp;nbsp;I&amp;amp;#8217;m
> looking for something
> &gt; that&amp;amp;#8217;s less than
> &gt; &amp;gt; 5
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; years old, preferably relatively recent.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; On 9/17/07 4:31 PM, &amp;amp;amp;quot;David
Biddle&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;Dbiddle@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Amy-
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Check out this Joel Makower
blog entry that I
> received
> &gt; today:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; http://makower.typepad.com/joel_makower/2007/09/whats-behind-th.html
> &gt; &amp;gt; He makes
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; reference to the Green Gauge
reports. You might
> want to
> &gt; follow the
> &gt; &amp;gt; links in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; the article.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; The book
&amp;amp;#8220;Breakthrough&amp;amp;#8221; by
> Michael Shellenberger
> &gt; and Ted Nordhaus,
> &gt; &amp;gt; the authors
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; of infamous essay
&amp;amp;#8220;The Death of
> &gt; Environmentalism,&amp;amp;#8221; feel the same
> &gt; &amp;gt; thing Makower
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; does, i.e., that opinion
surveys about
> environmental
> &gt; awareness are
> &gt; &amp;gt; rather
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; specious.
There&amp;amp;#8217;s a lot of evidence
> for this and
> &gt; S&amp;amp;amp;amp;N provide some
> &gt; &amp;gt; in their
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; book. People say they are
concerned about the
> environment
> &gt; when you
> &gt; &amp;gt; ask them,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; but at the same time more
generally when asked
> what the top
> &gt; 10 issues
> &gt; &amp;gt; are that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; concern them, most folks
don&amp;amp;#8217;t even
> put the
> &gt; environment on their
> &gt; &amp;gt; list.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Obviously you&amp;amp;#8217;re
after very specific
> info on recycling
> &gt; type
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness, but I&amp;amp;#8217;m
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; not sure how much value there
is in it. This
> helps you not
> &gt; at all, I
> &gt; &amp;gt; know.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Sorry.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Db
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 3 of 5 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 2:17 am
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: David Biddle &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; There must be something you can use at the
GreenBiz.com
> site. Try:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; http://www.greenbiz.com/toolbox/reports.cfm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; --
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; David Biddle, Executive Director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling
Council
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; P.O. Box 4037
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Philadelphia, PA 19118
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; 215-247-3090 (desk)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; 215-432-8225 (cell)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www..gpcrc.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Read In Business magazine to learn about
sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; businesses in communities across North America!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Go to:
> &amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; on 9/17/07 4:39 PM, amy perlmutter at
amy@no.address
> wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Thanks, David.
&amp;amp;nbsp;Actually, what I am
> looking for are
> &gt; some statistics
> &gt; &amp;gt; to back up
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; what businesses leaders have
told me in some
> focus groups I
> &gt; have been
> &gt; &amp;gt; running
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; on clean tech: that one of the
draws of doing
> business in Ma
> &gt; is
> &gt; &amp;gt; heightened
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; awareness and understanding of
environmental
> issues.
> &gt; It&amp;amp;#8217;s interesting
> &gt; &amp;gt; how many
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; business people have said
that. &amp;amp;nbsp;So I
> was thinking that
> &gt; could perhaps
> &gt; &amp;gt; be
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; illustrated through
documenting behavior (Ma
> recycling rate
> &gt; compared
> &gt; &amp;gt; to other
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; states- not sure what else I
can find to
> illustrate
> &gt; behavior), or
> &gt; &amp;gt; some sort of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; survey about environmental
attitudes or
> awareness that might
> &gt; compare
> &gt; &amp;gt; states or
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; regions.
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp;I&amp;amp;#8217;ll
> look at the mackower piece.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;I welcome any other
> &gt; &amp;gt; suggestions.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; I&amp;amp;#8217;m looking for
something
> that&amp;amp;#8217;s less than 5
> &gt; years old, preferably
> &gt; &amp;gt; relatively
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; recent. &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; On 9/17/07 4:31 PM,
&amp;amp;amp;quot;David
> Biddle&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;Dbiddle@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt; wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Amy-
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Check out this
Joel Makower blog
> entry that I
> &gt; received today:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
http://makower.typepad.com/joel_makower/2007/09/whats-behind-th.html
> He
> &gt; &amp;gt; makes
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; reference to
the Green Gauge
> reports.. You might want
> &gt; to follow
> &gt; &amp;gt; the links in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; the article.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; The book
> &amp;amp;#8220;Breakthrough&amp;amp;#8221; by Michael
> &gt; Shellenberger and Ted
> &gt; &amp;gt; Nordhaus, the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; authors of
infamous essay
> &amp;amp;#8220;The Death of
> &gt; Environmentalism,&amp;amp;#8221; feel
> &gt; &amp;gt; the same
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; thing Makower
does, i.e., that
> opinion surveys about
> &gt; &amp;gt; environmental awareness
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; are rather
specious.
> There&amp;amp;#8217;s a lot of evidence
> &gt; for this and
> &gt; &amp;gt; S&amp;amp;amp;amp;N provide some
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; in their book.
People say they are
> concerned about
> &gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; environment when you
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; ask them, but
at the same time more
> generally when
> &gt; asked what the
> &gt; &amp;gt; top 10
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; issues are
that concern them, most
> folks don&amp;amp;#8217;t
> &gt; even put the
> &gt; &amp;gt; environment on
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; their list.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Obviously
you&amp;amp;#8217;re after
> very specific info on
> &gt; recycling type
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness, but
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
I&amp;amp;#8217;m not sure how much
> value there is in it.
> &gt; This helps you not at
> &gt; &amp;gt; all, I
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; know. Sorry.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Db
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 4 of 5 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 5:21 am
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: &amp;amp;amp;quot;Kim
Leslie&amp;amp;amp;quot; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Of course there's also the survey of the states
we do which
> provides
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; recycling rates. We last conducted it in 2005
so the numbers
> would be
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; for 2004 if I remember right. We will be
working on the next
> survey
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; which would give you 2006 (maybe 2007) numbers.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; That may be helpful.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Kim Leslie
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Raymond Communications
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; 301-518-0215
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; On 9/18/07, David Biddle
> &amp;amp;amp;lt;Dbiddle@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt; wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;There must be
something you can use
> at the
> &gt; GreenBiz.com site. Try:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
http://www.greenbiz.com/toolbox/reports.cfm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;--
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;David Biddle,
Executive Director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Greater
Philadelphia Commercial
> Recycling Council
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;P.O. Box 4037
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Philadelphia, PA
19118
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;215-247-3090
(desk)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;215-432-8225
(cell)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.gpcrc.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Read In Business
magazine to learn
> about sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;businesses in
communities across
> North America!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Go to:
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;on 9/17/07 4:39
PM, amy perlmutter at
> &gt; amy@no.address wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Thanks, David.
&amp;amp;nbsp;Actually, what I am
> looking for are
> &gt; some statistics
> &gt; &amp;gt; to back
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; up what businesses leaders
have told me in some
> focus groups
> &gt; I have
> &gt; &amp;gt; been
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; running on clean tech: that
one of the draws of
> doing
> &gt; business in Ma
> &gt; &amp;gt; is
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; heightened awareness and
understanding of
> environmental
> &gt; issues. It's
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; interesting how many business
people have said
> that.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;So I was
> &gt; &amp;gt; thinking that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; could perhaps be illustrated
through
> documenting behavior
> &gt; (Ma
> &gt; &amp;gt; recycling rate
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; compared to other states- not
sure what else I
> can find to
> &gt; illustrate
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; behavior), or some sort of
survey about
> environmental
> &gt; attitudes or
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; that might compare states or
regions.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp;I'll look
> &gt; at the mackower
> &gt; &amp;gt; piece. &amp;amp;nbsp;I
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; welcome any other suggestions.
&amp;amp;nbsp;I'm
> looking for
> &gt; something that's less
> &gt; &amp;gt; than 5
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; years old, preferably
relatively recent.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;On 9/17/07 4:31
PM,
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;David Biddle&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;Dbiddle@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt; wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Amy-
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Check out this
Joel Makower blog
> entry that I received
> &gt; today:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; http://makower.typepad.com/joel_makower/2007/09/whats-behind-th.html
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; He makes reference to the
Green Gauge reports.
> You might
> &gt; want to
> &gt; &amp;gt; follow the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; links in the article.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;The book
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;Breakthrough&amp;amp;amp;quot; by Michael
> &gt; Shellenberger and Ted
> &gt; &amp;gt; Nordhaus, the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; authors of infamous essay
&amp;amp;amp;quot;The
> Death of
> &gt; Environmentalism,&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; feel the same
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; thing Makower does, i.e., that
opinion surveys
> about
> &gt; environmental
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; are rather specious. There's a
lot of evidence
> for this and
> &gt; S&amp;amp;amp;amp;N
> &gt; &amp;gt; provide some
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; in their book. People say they
are concerned
> about the
> &gt; environment
> &gt; &amp;gt; when you
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; ask them, but at the same time
more generally
> when asked
> &gt; what the top
> &gt; &amp;gt; 10
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; issues are that concern them,
most folks don't
> even put the
> &gt; &amp;gt; environment on
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; their list.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Obviously you're
after very specific
> info on recycling
> &gt; type
> &gt; &amp;gt; awareness, but
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; I'm not sure how much value
there is in it.
> This helps you
> &gt; not at
> &gt; &amp;gt; all, I
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; know. Sorry.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Db
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 5 of 5 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 7:34 am
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: Alan Muller &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; At 04:31 PM 9/17/2007 -0400, David Biddle
wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Amy-
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Check out this Joel Makower
blog entry that I
> received today:
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://makower.typepad.com/joel_makower/2007/09/whats-behind-th.html&amp;amp;gt;http://makower.typepad.com/joel_makower/2007/09/whats-behind-th.html
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;He makes reference to the Green
Gauge reports.
> You might want
> &gt; to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;follow the links in the
article.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;The book
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;Breakthrough&amp;amp;amp;quot; by Michael
> &gt; Shellenberger and Ted
> &gt; &amp;gt; Nordhaus,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the authors of infamous essay
&amp;amp;amp;quot;The
> Death of
> &gt; &amp;gt; Environmentalism,&amp;amp;amp;quot; feel
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the same thing Makower does,
i.e., that opinion
> surveys about
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;environmental awareness are
rather specious.
> There's a lot of
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;evidence for this and
S&amp;amp;amp;amp;N provide
> some in their book.
> &gt; People say
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;they are concerned about the
environment when
> you ask them,
> &gt; but at
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the same time more generally
when asked what the
> top 10
> &gt; issues are
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;that concern them, most folks
don't even put the
> environment
> &gt; on their
> &gt; &amp;gt; list.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Yep, I agree. &amp;amp;nbsp;And elected
officials, with few
> exceptions, are
> &gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; same. &amp;amp;nbsp;Part of the problem is that
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;quot;environment&amp;amp;amp;quot; and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;quot;environmental&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; are terms so broad and vague as to mean little.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;Like
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;quot;family
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; values.&amp;amp;amp;quot; What does it mean ...
???? &amp;amp;nbsp;I
> also think a big
> &gt; part is the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; disarray of the US environmental movement, if
there still is
> one.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;It
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; seems tied up in turf-defence, competition, and
> grant-grubbing.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Is
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; any real intellectual leadership coming from
it, on, say,
> global
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; warming or resource management?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Clearly the business community, bogus as most
of the
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;quot;green&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; propaganda is, is shifting ground more quickly
and more
> effectively
> &gt; than
> &gt; &amp;gt; NGO's.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Alan
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Obviously you're after very
specific info on
> recycling type
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;awareness, but I'm not sure how
much value there
> is in it.
> &gt; This
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;helps you not at all, I know.
Sorry.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Db
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;--
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;David Biddle, Executive
Director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Greater Philadelphia Commercial
Recycling
> Council
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;P.O. Box 4037
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Philadelphia, PA 19118
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;215-247-3090 (desk)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;215-432-8225 (cell)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.gpcrc.com&amp;amp;gt;http://www.gpcrc..com&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Read In Business magazine to
learn about
> sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;businesses in communities
across North America!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Go to:
> &amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm&amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;on 9/8/07 8:39 PM, amy
perlmutter at
> amy@no.address
> &gt; wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;I'm trying to find out if there
have been any
> surveys done of
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;environmental awareness, or
indicators of it, in
> the US,
> &gt; broken down
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;by state or region.
&amp;amp;nbsp;Recycling rates
> may be one
> &gt; indicator of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;awareness, purchase of
EPP's,...
> &amp;amp;nbsp;Anyone have any ideas
> &gt; or places
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;they can steer me to?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Thanks.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; TOPIC: Fwd: [zwiaplan] The latest on zero waste
from NRC
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/cd5f08054bed56f1?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 1 of 4 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 4:27 am
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: Gary Liss &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Apologies for Cross-Postings - Please share
with interested
> &gt; colleagues..
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;From:
&amp;amp;amp;quot;Mal&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;mal.williams@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;To:
> &amp;amp;amp;lt;zwiaplan@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Cc: &amp;amp;amp;quot;Russell
Owens&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;russell.owens@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt;,
> &gt; &amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;lt;colink@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Subject: [zwiaplan] Emailing:
Marc Gunther
> &amp;amp;amp;gt; The
> &gt; latest on zero
> &gt; &amp;gt; waste.htm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:40:07
+0100
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Hey - you can drink Coke again
guys - it says so
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;here Coke have adopted a Zero
Waste aim.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Mal
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;----------
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Wed 5 Sep 2007
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.marcgunther.com/?p=253&amp;amp;gt;The
> latest
> &gt; on zero waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Zero waste is one of the most
exciting ideas to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;emerge from the environmental
movement, and it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;won a powerful new supporter
yesterday in the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Coca-Cola Co., which set a
long-term goal of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;having every bottle it sells in
the U.S.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;recycled or reused. In another
bit of welcome
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;news for the zero-waste
movement, a new report
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;from NGO's Forest Ethics and
the Dogwood
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Alliance gives high marks to
office supply
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;stores Staples and FedExKinkos
for using more
> post-consumer
> &gt; recycled
> &gt; &amp;gt; content.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Zero waste means what it
says-that we can strive
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;for a world where nothing is
thrown away, where
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;anything that's no longer
needed becomes
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;feedstock for new stuff. It's
not merely about
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;reducing waste; it's about
eliminating the very
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;idea of waste. We called it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/03/19/8402369/index.htm&amp;amp;gt;The
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;End of Garbage last spring in
FORTUNE.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;At a news conference in
Washington, Coca-Cola
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;announced that it will help
build the world's
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;largest plastic
bottle-to-bottle recycling plant
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;in Spartanburg, N.C., at a cost
of about $45
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;million, in conjunction with a
big private firm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;called United Resource Recovery
Corp. The plant
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;will open next year; it will
produce about 100
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;million pounds of food-grade
recycled PET for
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;reuse each year, the equivalent
of making nearly
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;two billion 20-ounce Coke
bottles. The company
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;said it will open regional
recycling centers as
> well.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Coke's plastic bottles
currently contain about
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;10% recycled PET. The company
has a goal of 30%
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;by 2010. It didn't set a target
date for its
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;100% goal-but merely promising
to move in that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;direction means the company can
and will be held
> accountable.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca Cola has
staked a clear
> leadership
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;position in its approach to
sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;packaging,&amp;amp;amp;quot;
said Kate Krebs,
> executive director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;of the National Recycling
Coalition.
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;I hope other
> &gt; industries
> &gt; &amp;gt; will follow.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Coca Cola is also expanding its
investment in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.recyclebank.com/&amp;amp;gt;Recycle
Bank,
> a
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;for-profit company that aims to
drive up
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;recycling rates by, in effect,
paying people to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;put more stuff in their recycle
bins. Recycle
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Bank's curbside recycling
programs in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Philadelphia, New Jersey and
Delaware have
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;driven up recycling rates
substantially. Are you
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;surprised? if you reward people
for recycling,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;with discount coupons that can
be used at
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Starbucks or Whole Foods,
they'll respond.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Recycle Bank plans a national
rollout by 2009.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Recycling, as you probably
know, saves energy,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;raw materials and curbs
greenhouse gas
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;emissions. But for the
economics of recycling to
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;work, we need to drive up both
the inputs (more
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;stuff in the recycle bin, less
in the trash) and
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the demand for products made
with recycled
> content.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;That's where the office stores
come in. They
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;more they promise to stock,
promote and sell
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;recycled paper, the more demand
that creates; of
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;course, the demand will only be
sustained if
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;organizations and individuals
buy more recycled
> paper.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;That seems to be happening.
Forest Ethics and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Dogwood Alliance, in their
&amp;amp;amp;quot;report
> card&amp;amp;amp;quot; on
> &gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;paper practices of the office
supply sector, say
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;that recycled pulp mills
enjoyed record-high
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;demand in 2005. They give an A
grade to Staples,
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;which has achieved a 30%
average of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;post-consumer recycled content
when all product
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;tonnage is included, and says
it wants to get to
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;50%. FedExKinkos also
&amp;amp;amp;quot;meets or
> exceeds
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;ambitious
goals&amp;amp;amp;quot; for post-recycled
> content and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;gets a B+ grade. Office Max and
Corporate
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Express are the industry
laggards, in recycling
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;as well as other environmental
metrics.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;This kind of progress is driven
by activism, and
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;by the willingness of big
companies to listen,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;engage and reform. You can
learn more by reading
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the Forest Ethics and Dogwood
Alliance
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.forestethics.org/article.php?id=1899&amp;amp;gt;press
> &gt;
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full report. Coke's
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;announcement can be found
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070905/20070905006109.html?.v=1&amp;amp;gt;here.
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;I'll have more to say about the
zero-waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;movement in a couple of weeks
from the National
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> Gunther &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; The latest on zero
> &gt; &amp;gt; waste.htm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Date: Tue, 18
Sep 2007 10:40:07
> +0100
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Hey - you can
drink Coke again guys
> - it says
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;so here Coke
have adopted a Zero
> Waste aim.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Mal
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;----------
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Wed 5 Sep 2007
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.marcgunther.com/?p=253&amp;amp;gt;The
> &gt; latest on zero waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Zero waste is
one of the most
> exciting ideas to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;emerge from the
environmental
> movement, and it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;won a powerful
new supporter
> yesterday in the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Coca-Cola Co.,
which set a long-term
> goal of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;having every
bottle it sells in the
> U..S.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;recycled or
reused. In another bit
> of welcome
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;news for the
zero-waste movement, a
> new report
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;from NGO's
Forest Ethics and the
> Dogwood
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Alliance gives
high marks to office
> supply
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;stores Staples
and FedExKinkos for
> using more
> &gt; post-consumer
> &gt; &amp;gt; recycled content.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Zero waste
means what it says-that
> we can
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;strive for a
world where nothing is
> thrown
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;away, where
anything that's no
> longer needed
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;becomes
feedstock for new stuff.
> It's not
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;merely about
reducing waste; it's
> about
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;eliminating the
very idea of waste.
> We called
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/03/19/8402369/index.htm&amp;amp;gt;The
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;End of Garbage
last spring in
> FORTUNE..
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;At a news
conference in Washington,
> Coca-Cola
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;announced that
it will help build
> the world's
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;largest plastic
bottle-to-bottle
> recycling
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;plant in
Spartanburg, N.C., at a
> cost of about
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;$45 million, in
conjunction with a
> big private
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;firm called
United Resource Recovery
> Corp. The
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;plant will open
next year; it will
> produce
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;about 100
million pounds of
> food-grade recycled
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;PET for reuse
each year, the
> equivalent of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;making nearly
two billion 20-ounce
> Coke
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;bottles. The
company said it will
> open regional
> &gt; recycling centers
> &gt; &amp;gt; as well.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Coke's plastic
bottles currently
> contain about
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;10% recycled
PET. The company has a
> goal of 30%
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;by 2010. It
didn't set a target date
> for its
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;100% goal-but
merely promising to
> move in that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;direction means
the company can and
> will be held
> &gt; accountable.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca Cola has staked a
> clear leadership
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;position in its
approach to
> sustainable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;packaging,&amp;amp;amp;quot; said Kate
> Krebs, executive
> &gt; director
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;of the National
Recycling Coalition.
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;I hope
> &gt; other industries
> &gt; &amp;gt; will follow.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Coca Cola is
also expanding its
> investment in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www.recyclebank.com/&amp;amp;gt;Recycle
> &gt; Bank, a
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;for-profit
company that aims to
> drive up
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;recycling rates
by, in effect,
> paying people to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;put more stuff
in their recycle
> bins. Recycle
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Bank's curbside
recycling programs
> in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Philadelphia,
New Jersey and
> Delaware have
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;driven up
recycling rates
> substantially. Are
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;you surprised?
if you reward people
> for
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;recycling, with
discount coupons
> that can be
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;used at
Starbucks or Whole Foods,
> they'll
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;respond.
Recycle Bank plans a
> national rollout by
> &gt; 2009..
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Recycling, as
you probably know,
> saves energy,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;raw materials
and curbs greenhouse
> gas
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;emissions. But
for the economics of
> recycling
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;to work, we
need to drive up both
> the inputs
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;(more stuff in
the recycle bin, less
> in the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;trash) and the
demand for products
> made with recycled
> &gt; content.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;That's where
the office stores come
> in. They
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;more they
promise to stock, promote
> and sell
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;recycled paper,
the more demand that
> creates;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;of course, the
demand will only be
> sustained if
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;organizations
and individuals buy
> more recycled
> &gt; paper.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;That seems to
be happening. Forest
> Ethics and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Dogwood
Alliance, in their
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;report
> &gt; card&amp;amp;amp;quot; on the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;paper practices
of the office supply
> sector,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;say that
recycled pulp mills enjoyed
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;record-high
demand in 2005. They
> give an A
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;grade to
Staples, which has achieved
> a 30%
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;average of
post-consumer recycled
> content when
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;all product
tonnage is included, and
> says it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;wants to get to
50%. FedExKinkos
> also &amp;amp;amp;quot;meets
> &gt; or
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;exceeds
ambitious
> goals&amp;amp;amp;quot; for post-recycled
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;content and
gets a B+ grade. Office
> Max and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Corporate
Express are the industry
> laggards, in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;recycling as
well as other
> environmental metrics.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;This kind of
progress is driven by
> activism,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;and by the
willingness of big
> companies to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;listen, engage
and reform. You can
> learn more
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;by reading the
Forest Ethics and
> Dogwood
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Alliance
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
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> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;release or
downloading their full
> report.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Coke's
announcement can be found
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;movement in a
couple of weeks from
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;Recycling
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Thanks for your input on this.
&amp;amp;nbsp;They were very
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; helpful! &amp;amp;nbsp;For the record, I only
was circulating
> what was
> &gt; published
> &gt; &amp;gt; elsewhere.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; I also understand that Coca-Cola did NOT adopt
a
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Zero Waste goal. &amp;amp;nbsp;Instead, they
adopted
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; a goal to recycle or reuse 100 percent of its
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; plastic bottles in the U.S. &amp;amp;nbsp;The
way Marc Gunther
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; reported that was his view that this was a
major
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; step forward towards Zero Waste.
&amp;amp;nbsp;But he was NOT
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; suggesting that Coca-Cola is a Zero Waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; company, nor have they adopted that goal.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; This is NOT diluting the brand of Zero Waste,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; just some positive actions and commitments by a

> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; major player in the field. &amp;amp;nbsp;We
also clearly need
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; to address the refillables issues with them to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; ensure that these positive actions do not
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; undercut the higher priority of reuse.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Gary
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; At 07:03 AM 9/18/2007, Bill Sheehan wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;A couple of clarifications on
Marc Gunther's
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;article circulated by Gary Liss
that suggest
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;prudence on hawking the Zero
Waste brand too
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;cheaply. &amp;amp;nbsp;Coke is
to be congratulated
> on
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;committing to invest in
recycling more of its
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;plastic, but calling that Zero
Waste may be
> premature.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Gunther:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Zero waste ...
> won a powerful new
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;supporter yesterday in the
Coca-Cola Co., which
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;set a long-term goal of having
every bottle it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;sells in the U.S. recycled or
> reused.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;An article in Plastics News
(August 31, by Mike
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Verespej) had a more sober
article with some
> interesting
> &gt; specifics.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In 2006
> ..... [Coca-Cola]
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;introduced in the Netherlands a
light-weight,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;recyclable bottle containing 25
percent recycled
>
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;material that will replace the
refillable
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;plastic bottles it previously
sold in that
> market..&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Is this Zero Waste?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Gunther:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coke's plastic
> bottles currently
> &gt; contain about 10%
> &gt; &amp;gt; recycled PET.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca-Cola
> Enterprises, which
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;bottles 19 percent of Coca-Cola
nonalcoholic
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;beverages worldwide and is its
largest bottler,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;used recycled PET for 3.8
percent of its needs
> last
> &gt; year.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Gunther:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;The plant will
> open next year; it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;will produce about 100 million
pounds of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;food-grade recycled PET for
reuse each year.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In 2006
> ..... almost 4 billion
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;pounds of PET bottles were not
> recycled.&amp;amp;amp;quot; [U.S.,
> &gt; industry wide]
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;A long ways to go to Zero!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;And most importantly:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca-Cola
> also has invested $2
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;million&amp;amp;amp;quot; in
voluntary recycling
> programs, which
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;it plans to promote nationally.
> &amp;amp;amp;quot;Despite the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;need for more recycled
materials, Coca-Cola and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;PepsiCo Inc. have opposed
bottle
> deposits.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Deposits have proven to be
effective.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;Is it
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;o.k. to declare a Zero Waste
goal and then
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;promote a marginal,
self-serving strategy?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 2:09 pm
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: Dan Knapp &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Bill Sheehan's response to the Coke initiative
was indeed
> helpful.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; His last question:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Is it o.k. to declare a Zero Waste goal and
then promote a
> marginal,
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; self-serving strategy?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; applies beyond Coca-Cola to the current
situation of
> Canberra, &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Australia, the original adopter of the
zero-waste goal.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;There,
> &gt; a &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; government agency calling itself ACT-NoWaste
has disrupted
> and &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; limited recycling businesses while presiding
over a massive
> landfill
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; expansion and roundfiling a 1996 plan to build
a zero waste
> transfer
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; facility on land it bought for the purpose.
&amp;amp;nbsp;So far
> they're
> &gt; still &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; getting away with it, although ZWIA has decided
to intervene
> on
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; behalf of Revolve, one of the affected
recycling businesses.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Goodonya, ZWIA!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Dan Knapp
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Urban Ore, Inc.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; On Sep 18, 2007, at 1:36 PM, Gary Liss wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Bill,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Thanks for your input on this.
&amp;amp;nbsp;They
> were very helpful!
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;For the &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; record, I only was circulating
what was
> published elsewhere.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; I also understand that
Coca-Cola did NOT adopt
> a Zero Waste
> &gt; goal. &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Instead, they adopted
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; a goal to recycle or reuse 100
percent of its
> plastic
> &gt; bottles in &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; the U.S. &amp;amp;nbsp;The way
Marc Gunther
> reported that was his
> &gt; view that this &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; was a major step forward
towards Zero Waste.
> &amp;amp;nbsp;But he
> &gt; was NOT &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; suggesting that Coca-Cola is a
Zero Waste
> company, nor have
> &gt; they &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; adopted that goal.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; This is NOT diluting the brand
of Zero Waste,
> just some
> &gt; positive &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; actions and commitments by a
major player in
> the field.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;We also &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; clearly need to address the
refillables issues
> with them to
> &gt; ensure &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; that these positive actions do
not undercut the
> higher
> &gt; priority of &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; reuse.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; Gary
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt; At 07:03 AM 9/18/2007, Bill
Sheehan wrote:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; A couple of
clarifications on Marc
> Gunther's article
> &gt; circulated
> &gt; &amp;gt; by &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Gary Liss that
suggest prudence on
> hawking the Zero
> &gt; Waste brand &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; too cheaply.
&amp;amp;nbsp;Coke is to
> be congratulated on
> &gt; committing to invest
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; in recycling
more of its plastic,
> but calling that
> &gt; Zero Waste may
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; be premature.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Gunther:
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Zero waste ... won a
> &gt; powerful new supporter
> &gt; &amp;gt; yesterday &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; in the
Coca-Cola Co., which set a
> long-term goal of
> &gt; having every
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; bottle it
sells in the U.S.
> recycled or
> &gt; reused.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; An article in
Plastics News (August
> 31, by Mike
> &gt; Verespej) had a &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; more sober
article with some
> interesting specifics.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In 2006 ...
> &gt; [Coca-Cola] introduced in the &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Netherlands a
light-weight,
> recyclable bottle
> &gt; containing 25 &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; percent
recycled material that will
> replace the
> &gt; refillable
> &gt; &amp;gt; plastic &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; bottles it
previously sold in that
> market.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Is this Zero
Waste?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Gunther:
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coke's plastic bottles
> &gt; currently contain about
> &gt; &amp;gt; 10% &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; recycled
PET.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca-Cola
> &gt; Enterprises, which bottles 19
> &gt; &amp;gt; percent &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; of Coca-Cola
nonalcoholic beverages
> worldwide and is
> &gt; its largest
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; bottler, used
recycled PET for 3.8
> percent of its
> &gt; needs last
> &gt; &amp;gt; year.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Gunther:
&amp;amp;amp;quot;The plant
> will open next year; it
> &gt; will produce
> &gt; &amp;gt; about 100 &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; million pounds
of food-grade
> recycled PET for reuse
> &gt; each year.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In 2006 ... almost 4
> &gt; billion pounds of PET
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; bottles were
not
> recycled.&amp;amp;amp;quot; [U.S., industry
> &gt; wide]
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; A long ways to
go to Zero!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; And most
importantly:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
> &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca-Cola also has
> &gt; invested $2
> &gt; &amp;gt; million&amp;amp;amp;quot; in &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; voluntary
recycling programs, which
> it plans to
> &gt; promote &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; nationally.
&amp;amp;amp;quot;Despite
> the need for more
> &gt; recycled materials,
> &gt; &amp;gt; Coca-
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Cola and
PepsiCo Inc. have opposed
> bottle
> &gt; deposits.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Deposits have
proven to be
> effective.. &amp;amp;nbsp;Is it
> &gt; o.k.. to declare a &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;gt; Zero Waste
goal and then promote a
> marginal,
> &gt; self-serving
> &gt; &amp;gt; strategy?
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; TOPIC: Article on Zero Waste in CA, from Sri
Lanka newspaper
> covering
> &gt; trip
> &gt; &amp;gt; of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Jaime Lozano from City of Los Angeles
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 1 of 1 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 4:58 am
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: Gary Liss &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Apologies for Cross-Postings - Please share
with interested
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; colleagues. &amp;amp;nbsp;FYI, Jaime Lozano
works for the City
> of Los
> &gt; Angeles,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Citywide Solid Resources Recycling Division
(see contact
> info
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; below). &amp;amp;nbsp;He is also President of
the South Bay
> Business
> &gt; Environmental
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Coalition (www.sbbec.org) in the Los Angeles
area, and a
> Boardmember
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; of the CA Resource Management Training
Institute
> (www.crmti.org).
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;He
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; was recently invited to speak in Sri Lanka
about solid
> waste,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; resource management, and zero waste in CA.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;From: &amp;amp;amp;quot;Jaime
Lozano&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;lt;Jalozano1@no.address&amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 23:26:09
-0700
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;----------
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;From: Weerasekera, Chamalie
> [mailto:WeerasekeraC@no.address]
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Sent: Monday, September 17,
2007 1:49 AM
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;To: Jaime Lozano
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Subject: ARTICLE IN THE SUNDAY
OBSERVER
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Jaime
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Give below is an article
featureed in the Sunday
> Observer --
> &gt; re your
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;interview
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Regards
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Chamalie Weerasekera
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Cultural Affairs Specialist
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;American Center
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Colombo, Sri Lanka
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Tel: (94) 11 249 8163
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Fax:(94) 11 244 9070
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;EMail:weerasekerac@no.address
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;http://www..sundayobserver.lk/2007/09/09/imp02.asp&amp;amp;gt;http://www.sundayobserver..lk/2007/09/09/imp02.asp
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Recycling trash: the best solid
waste management
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;by Shanika Sriyananda
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Picture (Metafile)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Recycled items
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Picture (Metafile)
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Jaime A. Lozano
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;When you are pointing your
finger at somebody
> how many
> &gt; fingers are
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;pointing back at you? Yes, it's
a matter of fact
> to think
> &gt; seriously.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;There are three fingers of your
own hand waiting
> impatiently
> &gt; to accuse
> &gt; &amp;gt; you.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;You may accuse the others, may
be the
> government, Ministry of
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Environment and Municipal
Councils for not
> sorting out your
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;household trash properly. Did
you ever think
> that three other
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;fingers are accusing you for
not sorting out
> your own
> &gt; household
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;trash and separate the things
that can be
> re-cycled.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;This was the message given by
Jaime A. Lozano,
> Environmental
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Specialist, Bureau of
Sanitation, California who
> was in Sri
> &gt; Lanka to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;share the experiences in solid
waste management
> systems in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;California, USA with the Sri
Lankan authorities.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Everyone has
to be part of the
> whole solid waste
> &gt; management
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;programs. Every one should ask
the question from
> him or
> &gt; herself,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;what did I do to re-cycle trash
> today&amp;amp;amp;quot;, he said in
> &gt; an exclusive
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;interview with the 'Sunday
Observer' recently.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;The story of solid waste
management in
> California, which
> &gt; generates
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;thousands and thousands of
tonnes of waste, did
> not turn to
> &gt; zero
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;waste overnight. Strong
commitment from the
> political
> &gt; leadership to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the villagers through
systematic educational and
> awareness
> &gt; programs
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;implemented to give novel
meaning to waste
> brought good
> &gt; results
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;today. Waste or trash is not
waste to the
> residents of
> &gt; California any
> &gt; &amp;gt; more.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Decades-long struggle to give a
value to waste
> have now
> &gt; turned waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;into profitable business
ventures. California,
> which
> &gt; generates
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;thousands tonnes of household
and business waste
> daily, has
> &gt; been
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;able to reduced waste by 25 per
cent in 1995,
> then by 50 per
> &gt; cent in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;2000 and 60 percent now.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;The local authorities have
given targets and if
> they fail
> &gt; they are
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;liable to a fine of US$ 10,000
a day.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;The Californians pay taxes for
their household
> waste. The
> &gt; small
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;garbage bins are taxed less and
saving waste
> will save more
> &gt; money.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Most of the materials in waste
bins end up in
> re-cycle bins.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In California
we have been working
> with waste
> &gt; management since
> &gt; &amp;gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;early 70s. Since then lots of
people are working
> on recycling
> &gt; and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;everybody was talking about
recycling. Lots of
> programs were
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;evolved. But people started
asking, if I keep
> collecting and
> &gt; recycle
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;waste no body wants to buy my
products.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Then they found something
qualitywise was
> missing to some
> &gt; extent in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the product. Then we created
the market for
> these products
> &gt; and went
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;for market development
programs. We started
> realising that
> &gt; waste is
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;becoming a commodity that
something to be
> sold&amp;amp;amp;quot;,
> &gt; Lozano said.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;According to Lozano, all these
people should be
> made to come
> &gt; to a
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;common understanding that we
live in a limited
> planet and we
> &gt; do not
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;get any more resources as they
are limited.
> Meanwhile, we
> &gt; have to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;manage the resources that we
already have.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;These resources are not in a
store and cannot
> multiply.
> &gt; Therefore,
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;we have to manage what we have.
For this we
> first need to
> &gt; reduce and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;recycle. Before we reduce, we
need to rethink,
> need to
> &gt; redesign and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;we need to reevaluate how we
have to do things.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;We need to refuse and return
material that has
> been made to
> &gt; handle
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;in the wrong way and which are
not beneficial to
> the planet.
> &gt; We all
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;have to take initiatives to use
the limited
> resources on the
> &gt; earth
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;for the use of the next
generation.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;It is important to think what
we are going to
> leave for them,
> &gt; he
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;said.In California, waste ended
up in landfills
> but now the
> &gt; country
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;has run out of land areas to
continue dumping of
> waste. It
> &gt; costs
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;lots of money to take waste to
landfills and
> land is very
> &gt; expensive.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;These obstacles due to limited
land resources,
> the
> &gt; Californian
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;authorities were compelled to
re-define waste .
> In the 1800
> &gt; we had
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;world's largest resources but
after 1900 with
> population boom
> &gt; it had
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;reduced greatly. Today we have
realised that our
> resources
> &gt; are
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;further shrinking and this is
the phenomena
> around the world.
> &gt; All
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the countries are suffering
from limited
> resources.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Then we
started to use less energy
> to save water in
> &gt; effective
> &gt; &amp;gt; ways
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;as consumers. In California we
have also
> realised that the
> &gt; resources
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;are becoming more and more
expensive. Especially
> the
> &gt; landfills are
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;more expensive as they have
already been filled
> with trash.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;So we thought, why not find
other ways to deal
> the things
> &gt; that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;people call waste and lets make
it a commodity?
> asked Lozano
> &gt; who
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;called it as a successful saga.
Like taking
> stuff from a
> &gt; magic box
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Lozano took out re-cycled
products brought from
> California.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;This pen is
made out of recycled
> cardboard and
> &gt; plastic and wood
> &gt; &amp;gt; in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;it recycled popsicle sticks.
This is a key tag
> made out of
> &gt; corn
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;starch, a ruler made out of saw
dust. This
> pencil is made out
> &gt; of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;blue jeans (denim pants) and
this is made using
> old currency
> &gt; notes
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;which are old and torn. This is
just a few out
> of many
> &gt; products in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;California,&amp;amp;amp;quot;
he said after exhibits
> his products.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;According to Lozano it is not
difficult to find
> markets but
> &gt; just to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;create markets. For an example
we have lots of
> plastics and
> &gt; we found
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;out those who are interested in
plastics.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Then we find a company which is
interested in.
> Then find
> &gt; somebody to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;wash, check and given us the
stock in the
> quality which we
> &gt; need, he
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;said adding that the state
would help them to
> have a private
> &gt; public
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;partnership through the
recycling market
> development zones.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;We give them low interest loans
to open up their
> shops. Where
> &gt; do we
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;get money to do that ? We get
that by adding
> small fees at
> &gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;landfill. At the landfill every
household has to
> pay. What we
> &gt; do is
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;we add small fee into that and
that money goes
> directly to
> &gt; the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;recycling market development
zoneand they are
> available for
> &gt; low
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;interest loans?, he said.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Educating school children is
the most successful
> step,
> &gt; according to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Lozano, that a country can
adopt to reduce waste
> and promote
> &gt; &amp;gt; re-cycling.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;The most
powerful group is the
> school children and
> &gt; they will go
> &gt; &amp;gt; any
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;home and change the parents,
educate the parents
> and make a
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;sustainable change. We started
programs where
> the teachers
> &gt; got
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;involved. The children are
given the training on
> re-cycling
> &gt; from
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;small days. They are given
assignments to
> understand how does
> &gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;landfill work. Ultimately they
will influence
> their parents
> &gt; and also
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the neighbours to change their
> environment&amp;amp;amp;quot;, he
> &gt; pointed out.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;Lozano said that Sri Lanka can
get products from
> India, China
> &gt; and
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the USA and it is vital to
implement programs to
> start
> &gt; businesses
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;with trash.
&amp;amp;amp;quot;You can consume them,
> collect them,
> &gt; manage it in a
> &gt; &amp;gt; way
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;where you give value added with
change them so
> make them in
> &gt; another
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;industry locally and make a new
product, which
> generatesself
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;employment&amp;amp;amp;quot;,
he added.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;According to Lozano, there are
lots of
> opportunities for
> &gt; education
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;and lots of people are very
interesting and but
> Sri Lankans
> &gt; are not
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;communicating with each other
about the matter.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Solid waste
management in Sri
> Lanka has a growth
> &gt; but I think
> &gt; &amp;gt; that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;the educational experts and the
government
> should get
> &gt; together to
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;implement a workable program on
solid waste
> management.
> &gt; There's lots
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;of promise in Sri Lanka. If
not, Sri Lanka is
> going to face
> &gt; many
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;problems in
future&amp;amp;amp;quot;, he warned.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;gt;*************************
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Jaime A. Lozano
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Environmental Specialist II
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Department of Public Works
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Bureau of Sanitation
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Citywide Solid Resources Recycling Div.
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; TOPIC: FW: The latest on zero waste from NRC
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
>
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/56657442f51dd4a8?hl=en
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt;
> &gt;
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> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; == 1 of 1 ==
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Date: Tues, Sep 18 2007 7:08 am
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; From: &amp;amp;amp;quot;Bill
Sheehan&amp;amp;amp;quot; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; A couple of clarifications on Marc Gunther's
article
> circulated by
> &gt; Gary
> &gt; &amp;gt; Liss
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; that suggest prudence on hawking the Zero Waste
brand too
> cheaply.
> &gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;Coke
> &gt; &amp;gt; is
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; to be congratulated on committing to invest in
recycling
> more of its
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; plastic, but calling that Zero Waste may be
premature.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Gunther: &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Zero
waste . won a powerful
> new supporter
> &gt; yesterday in the
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Coca-Cola Co., which set a long-term goal of
having every
> bottle it
> &gt; sells
> &gt; &amp;gt; in
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; the U.S. recycled or reused.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; An article in Plastics News (August 31, by Mike
Verespej)
> had a more
> &gt; sober
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; article with some interesting specifics.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In 2006 . [Coca-Cola]
> introduced in
> &gt; the Netherlands
> &gt; &amp;gt; a
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; light-weight, recyclable bottle containing 25
percent
> recycled
> &gt; material
> &gt; &amp;gt; that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; will replace the refillable plastic bottles it
previously
> sold in
> &gt; that
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; market.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Is this Zero Waste?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Gunther: &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coke's
plastic bottles
> currently contain
> &gt; about 10%
> &gt; &amp;gt; recycled PET.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca-Cola
> Enterprises, which bottles
> &gt; 19 percent of
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Coca-Cola nonalcoholic beverages worldwide and
is its
> largest
> &gt; bottler,
> &gt; &amp;gt; used
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; recycled PET for 3.8 percent of its needs last
> year.&amp;amp;amp;quot;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Gunther: &amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;The
plant will open next
> year; it will
> &gt; produce about 100
> &gt; &amp;gt; million
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; pounds of food-grade recycled PET for reuse
each year.
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;In 2006 . almost 4
> billion pounds of
> &gt; PET bottles
> &gt; &amp;gt; were not
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; recycled.&amp;amp;amp;quot; [U.S., industry
wide]
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; A long ways to go to Zero!
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; And most importantly:
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Plastics News:
&amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;quot;Coca-Cola also has
> invested $2
> &gt; million&amp;amp;amp;quot; in
> &gt; &amp;gt; voluntary
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; recycling programs, which it plans to promote
nationally.
> &gt; &amp;amp;amp;quot;Despite
> &gt; &amp;gt; the need
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; for more recycled materials, Coca-Cola and
PepsiCo Inc. have
> opposed
> &gt; &amp;gt; bottle
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; deposits.&amp;amp;amp;quot; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Deposits have proven to be effective.
&amp;amp;nbsp;Is it o.k.
> to declare a
> &gt; Zero Waste
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; goal and then promote a marginal, self-serving
strategy?
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;nbsp;
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; /Bill Sheehan
> &gt; &amp;gt; &amp;amp;gt; Product Policy Institute
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