[GRRN] Fwd: PET recycling in Western Russia

Bill Sheehan (zerowaste@grrn.org)
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 06:24:56 -0400

[Forwarded from Russia]

Dear Mr. Sheehan,

I was extremely interested to learn about your organisation from your
web-site, and would like to tell you a little about a study I am currently
involved in.

The study centers on the total lack of PET recycling activity in Western
Russia, where hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste PET are incinerated
buried every year. The project also includes a feasibility study of the
various waste collection methods that could be introduced and a logistical
analysis of the set-up of a medium-sized recycling plant in St. Petersburg.

Key to this study will be interviews with Coca-Cola Russia, who are
responsible for the vast majority of PET packaging products on the Russian
market and who currently do not support waste collection or use any recycled
resins. ....