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RE: [greenyes] what is ZW?

Hi all,
Gary told me about the conversation. Can someone send me the old e-mails,
or some kind of digest on this subject? When I started this center we had a
lot of discussions. I am making a three year plan, and promotional
materials, and could use the insight of this group on the promotion of zero
waste...the wording, how to explain it to people of various backgrounds and
of course what the #%$## it is :-)

Thomas Vinson-Peng
Southwest Network for Zero Waste
University of Texas
10100 Burnet Rd. CEER-R 7100
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 512/232-7149
Fax: 512/471-1720
tvinson@no.address <mailto:tvinson@no.address>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Lombardi [mailto:eric@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 12:54 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] what is ZW?

Hi all,

I just pulled this off the website of Earthlife Africa . and it's great! <>

"Much of the challenge then and still continuing is the perception that
Zero Waste is a goal. If Zero Waste is not a goal, what then is it?
Zero Waste is a process - a way of thinking that seeks to change how
society manages its natural resources and products by eliminating the
use of toxic substances at production while reclaiming those materials
that can be recycled, reused or composted. To achieve these objectives
Zero Waste promotes the use of non-toxic alternatives by influencing
changes in industrial processes and products through supportive policies
and legislation that may include incentives for the reduction,
recycling, reuse and composting of reclaimed materials."

Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
Eco-Cycle, Inc
Boulder, CO

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