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Re: [GreenYes] BTU value of food
I put in a call to the NY and NJ offices of William Cosulich and Associates
and asked about this study. Nobody could tell me about it but I got an email
address and made a query.   So, we'll see what comes of it. I am quite
interested in having this piece of info on hand, for no other reason than it
is just good to know.

Paul Goettlich
PO Box 517
Berkeley  CA  94701

----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Perlmutter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:36 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] BTU value of food

> Priscilla:
> A number of years ago (like 1985-ish) a consulting firm in NJ called
> William Cosulich and Associates did a study on the BTU value of different
> materials that would end up in incinerators.  The study showed that most
> recyclables (except plastics) had low BTU values and weren't a problem if
> kept out of the waste-to-energy stream. I don't know where you'd get a
> of that now.  The NJ DEP might have it.  Anyone in NJ have any ideas?

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