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[GreenYes] Re: Recycle Offset Credits?


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Recycle Offset Credits?

Follow up question to this conversation...

If a City starts a recycling program, does outreach for participation, hires a collection company who sorts the material and sells it to brokers who then sell it to refiners who process it some more (clean it, melt it, color sort it, etc) who then sell it to manufacturers who make it into new products, who gets the carbon credits for "recycling"?

Is it the City?
collection company?
broker?
the refiner?
manufacturer?

In the case of the City, they may be capping and trading under their County or State laws.
But the collection company might be capping and trading in another system.
And the broker, refiner and manufacturer might not even be in the United States...

I'm just wondering what this would look like, if it became reality...


Rebecca Jewell
Recycling Programs Manager
Davis Street Station for Material Recycling & Transfer
A Waste Management company
510-563-4214

Fun Fact: Waste Management recycled more than 5 million tons of commodities last year; preventing the release of more than 3.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.





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