Re: [GRRN] New Waste Import Web Page

John Reindl (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 09:19:33 -0600

The Wisconsin Legislature is currently circulating a joint
resolution, asking Congress to pass legislation giving a state the
right to limit the importing of solid waste from outside of the
state. Over 1.2 million tons of solid waste are currently imported
annually into Wisconsin

The resolution was put together by a lobbyist for Waste Management.
When I asked the aide for the main legislator endorsing this
proposal, the aide said that Waste Management feels that such
legislation will be adopted this year at the national level and the
firm wants to make work to make it reasonable.

John Reindl
Dane County, WI

> Greenyes subscribers,
> NO WASTE (Network of Waste Activists Stopping Trash Exports) is a
> Michigan-based organization dedicated to educating people about the problems
> of solid waste import and export in the US and Canada. The long distance
> transport of solid waste for land disposal has a direct correlation with
> recycling both at the generation point and the disposal point.
> NO WASTE has just launched their web page, which can be found at:
> The goal of this page is to be a national information clearinghouse around
> the issue.
> Visit the site to learn:
> -Who is NO WASTE?
> -News and updates about legislation and other information
> -Facts and figures about the problem
> -Links to organizations working on the issue throughout the country
> -Elvis Presley (no kidding!)
> Please check us out and let us know what you think. The site is in its
> formative stages, so we really need input to make this work. If you have
> other sources of information, links to organizations, or just suggestions on
> improvements, let us know!
> Thanks!
> Jeff Surfus
(608)267-1533 - fax
(608)267-8815 - phone