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Re: [greenyes] Recycling around the world


I¹ve heard both Eco-Cycle and the activists who originally set up programs
in NJ claim they were the first curbside program. However, well over a
hundred years ago there were rag pickers driving around cities all over this
country collecting rags to sell for paper. There have also been dozens of
other junk dealers over this country¹s 300 year history who have provided
some sort of curbside collection program?for everything from animal
carcasses to old ceramics--and ³free² to boot. Then think of the WWII paper
and metal drives (I think that¹s what they were). We¹ve got centuries of
recycling in our blood. Let¹s not forget that.


on 6/27/05 12:29 PM, Pat Franklin at pfranklin@no.address

> I'd put my money on a curbside program in CA...but I don't know that for a
> fact.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pete Pasterz [mailto:ppasterz@no.address]
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 12:17 PM
> To: Reindl@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] Recycling around the world
> Note under the US coverage that 20 years ago only one roadside
> [curbside]recycling program existed...whose was that...Ecocycle's? Recycle
> Ann Arbor's The Recyclers [of Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties]?, etc.
> etc........
>>>> >>> "Reindl, John" <Reindl@no.address> 06/27/05 09:52AM >>>
> There's an interesting article on recycling in the UK, the EU and selected
> other countries around the world on the BBC web page today at
> <>
> John

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