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[GreenYes] Re: resources saved calculator for single-stream recycling


Title: Re: [GreenYes] resources saved calculator for single-stream recycling
Excellent point, Pat.   I downloaded the RecycleBank webinar last month.   I asked a pointed question about the % of materials  their single stream system receives which are disposed as "residuals"----they skirted around it with a "non-answer".
 
The nearest single stream MRF to me is in Greensboro, NC.   They self-report a 23% non-recyclable residue rate!  They do attribute much of this to residents placing non-recyclable items into recycling bins...presumably to reduce their disposal volume/costs.    Based on my own qualitative observations at facilities, I would not be surprised that independent audits of single stream MRFs  would show the residue even higher in some locations.
 
Pete Pasterz


From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Pat Franklin
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:16 AM
To: David Biddle; Kate; GreenYes
Subject: [html][heur] [GreenYes] Re: resources saved calculator for single-stream recycling
Importance: Low

 

With regard to “resources saved” one would hope that these savings are based on tonnage actually recycled NOT on tonnage collected.  There’s a big difference.   It would seem that single stream advocates focus on how much is “collected” and not how much is recycled.

 

Pat Franklin

703.304.3546

 

 


From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of David Biddle
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 3:12 PM
To: Kate; GreenYes
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: resources saved calculator for single-stream recycling

 

Do the NERC and WARM models have this? I can’t remember. The folks to contact, otherwise, are Recycle Bank.

Go to their website first: www.recyclebank.com

--
David Biddle, Executive Director
<http://www.gpcrc.com>
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-3090 (desk)
215-432-8225 (cell)


on 5/6/08 2:00 PM, Kate at kate@no.address wrote:


Hi all,

I'm looking for a resources saved calculator based on single-stream
recycling loads. Our community is converting to single-stream in a few
weeks and we'd like to continue to offer our larger recyclers an
environmental benefits breakdown--trees saved, gallons of gas, pounds
of air pollution, etc. Does anyone have any experience with converting
single-stream to dual stream for current resources saved calculators
or are there any calculators specific to single-stream? All advice,
links or anecdotes are welcome.

Thanks! Kate










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