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[greenyes] RE : [greenyes] State recycling rates


Further more, comparing generation or recycling between country is almost
impossible because nobody use the same definition of waste. In a recent
survey by the OCDE, Canadians was generate half of the MSW of the American
(730 kg/year vs 350 kg/year). The stat use for the Canadian part does not
include wood, smalls industries or commerce's waste, etc as does the USEPA.

So, I am pretty sure that statistic is wrong. If OCDE can my that mistake,
what about smaller administration!...

Mario Laquerre
Secteur municipal

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Pat Franklin [mailto:pfranklin@no.address]
Envoyé : 7 avril, 2005 15:12
À : Dana Coyle; greenyes@no.address
Objet : RE: [greenyes] State recycling rates


Others may disagree with me, but in my opinion comparing state recycling
rates is an "apples and oranges" comparison at best. I doubt that there are
2 states that measure exactly the same items. Furthermore, some states may
include materials imported from other states and recycled in their state,
thus inflating their recycling rate. I would discourage this sort of
comparison unless you know that the methods of measurement are identical.

Pat Franklin

Patricia Franklin
Executive Director
Container Recycling Institute
1601 North Kent Street, Suite 803
Arlington, VA 22209-2105
TEL: 703.276.9800
FAX: 703.276.9587
EMAIL: pfranklin@no.address

-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Coyle [mailto:Dana.Coyle@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 2:53 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] State recycling rates

Anyone know where I could find a list of the states and their respective
recycling rates?

Thanks in advance.

Dana C. Coyle
Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
P.O. Box 414
Trenton, NJ 08625
P: (609) 984-3438
F: (609) 777-0769


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