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Re: [GreenYes] Urgent: A data request...

I would say 5-10% on average throughout the industry in the U.S., although 
there are some inefficient programs that are getting higher residues.

Gary Liss

At 06:39 PM 08/05/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Members of GRRN Eyes:
>My name is Andrew Zolli and I am writing to you today with a small request
>that I hope someone on this list will be able to fulfill.
>I am currently editing a new book, which is being published by Pearson this
>fall, entitled "The Catalog of Tomorrow". Written for a broad, general
>audience, the book examines 100 different trends and technologies and
>explores how they will impact our lives and society in the next 15-20 years.
>The book is structured into two-page graphically rich "spreads" (imagine PBS
>meets USAToday) that explore topics as diverse as nanotechnology, space
>tourism, climate change and telemedicine. The book is patterned after the
>"Whole Earth Catalog" which appeared in the 1970's, and there is significant
>marketing energy behind the book. We expect it to be extremely successful.
>The goal of the Catalog is not only to celebrate our future, but to examine
>the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our lives, our society,
>and our planet.
>One of the spreads in the book is about the future of waste and pollution. I
>am extremely interested in determining the following statistic: how much
>recycled material finds its way back into landfills, either because of a
>lack of a market, or some other force? The much pilloried John Tierney said
>in a recent NYTimes piece that the amount was 40%, but people on the list
>seemed to violently disagree. Is there a good statistic on this? I'm under
>deadline - any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated - I'll be happy to thank
>whoever can provide this in the acknowledgements of the book.
>To keep list volume low, please answer this request off this list - I can be
>reached at
>Andrew Zolli
>The Catalog of Tomorrow
>PS> For those of you who are interested, the book includes contributions
>from a number of people that members of this list might know or appreciate.
>We have invited a number of leading experts to contribute short "Horizons
>Essays" that introduce the major topics of the book. Confirmed participants
>include such leaders as Craig Venter, decoder of the human genome, Christene
>Peterson, President of the Foresight Institute, Howard Rheingold, author and
>founder of the Whole Earth Review, Frank Drake, leading astrophysicist and
>chairman of the SETI institute, Maurice Strong, advisor to Kofi Annan and
>founder of '92 UN Rio Summit, Richard Garriott, a major video games
>designer, William McDonough, leading 'green' architect and product designer,
>Paul Saffo, director of the Institute for the Future, Doug Rushkoff, leading
>cultural critic, Elise Boulding, world-renowned peace activist and
>sociologist, Alex Marshall, urban planning journalist and author of How
>Cities Work, and Jef Raskin, designer of the original Macintosh computer,
>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
>Andrew Zolli
>Strategy | Futures | Interesting Projects
>[c] 917.495.2950
>"Why not go out on a limb?
>That's where the fruit is."
>- Will Rogers
>"History does not repeat itself,
>but it does rhyme."
>- Mark Twain
>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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