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[GreenYes] Re: throw-away society


Title: [GreenYes] Re: throw-away society

Does this work?:

1 = Percent of the total North American materials flow that ends up in, and
is still being used within, products six months after their sale.   

Item #4 from the GRRN Zero Waste Briefing Kit, Facts and Figures at
http://www.grrn.org/zerowaste/kit/briefing/facts1.pdf

Source: Natural Capitalism, p 81
In Chapter 3, downloadable at http://www.natcap.org/sitepages/pid58.php

/Bill Sheehan

-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of Helen Spiegelman
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 7:39 PM
To: GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] throw-away society

Hi all ~

Someone recently threw out a factoid about the products we buy ~ something
to the effect that X percent of the products we use become waste in less
than X minutes/hours/days....

Anyone remember seeing this?

Helen.




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