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[GreenYes] Re: Recycle Offset Credits?


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Recycle Offset Credits?

Excellent question, and I really don't know. I imagine it would depend
on whether you are applying for credits from the Clean Development
Mechanism, through the European Trading Scheme, or through one of the
private offset credit agencies.


Jewell, Rebecca wrote:
> I hope I didn't imply that I had an answer to the question. I was only asking as I wonder how many entities along that chain expect that they would receive the credits in question resulting in more entities than credits...
>
> Rebecca
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Lou Van Deventer [mailto:marylouvan@no.address]
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 12:59 PM
> To: Jewell, Rebecca
> Cc: Neil Tangri; Curt McNamara; GreenYes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: Recycle Offset Credits?
>
>
> Good question.  Looks like a pyramid scheme, yes?
>
>
> Mary Lou Van Deventer
> Urban Ore
>
>
> On Jun 23, 2008, at 12:46 PM, Jewell, Rebecca wrote:
>
>> 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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