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[GreenYes] Re: Enviro. Benefits of waste prevention, recycling and composting: recent studies

Monica, thanks for the links. Isn?t Jeffrey on GreenYes? Maybe I can
persuade him to send me a copy of the study. I would be interested in
reading it.




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From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of Monica Wilson
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 11:32 AM
To: GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Enviro. Benefits of waste prevention, recycling and
composting: recent studies

Some of the more recent studies of environmental benefits of waste
prevention, recycling and composting versus incinerator and landfill
approaches include:

Comparative LCAs for Curbside Recycling Versus Either Landfilling or
Incineration with Energy Recovery (12 pp)

Jeffrey Morris

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Volume 10, Number 4 / July 2005

Abstract available free online at:

A recent Biocycle article, which can be read with a subscription online at

R.J. Saft and W. Elsinga, BioCycle August 2006, Vol. 47, No. 8, p. 50
Dutch waste experts use a life cycle analysis - Eco-Indicator 99 - showing
gains for the environment when source separating and composting kitchen and
garden waste versus incineration.

Friends of the Earth UK report: ?A changing climate for energy from waste?
(March 2006) available at


Best wishes,

Monica Wilson



From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of David Biddle
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 1:57 PM
To: LWheeler45@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Journal of Solid Waste Technology Management recycle
of MSW starts here

Not sure how anyone can respond to studies done in 1996 today. Energy
prices, technology and systems changes, growing public awareness of
environmental problems, you name it. We?re living here in the future. If any
debate needs to be had in this field, it?s why there isn?t more funding for
real research and and data gathering and less rhetoric?on all sides!

David Biddle
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council

on 9/22/06 7:33 PM, LWheeler45@no.address at LWheeler45@no.address wrote:

Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management 1996, 23(4), 219-225 (Eng.)
The author addresses the issue of improving the economics of recycling from
the curb to a materials recovery facility (MRF). The shortcomings of
recycling technology are examined and suggestions are made to reduce
recyclable materials collection costs. They include: adoption of the
"wet/dry" system to separate organic garbage and inorganic recyclables;
design and standardization of an automated collection vehicle that can
separate light and heavy recyclable materials; a single discharge point for
the automated collection vehicle to the MRF; and conveyor systems to route
loads deposited into different process trains. The article also discusses
the design aspects of mechanical integration of the MRF with the automated
collection vehicles.
Public Perception of Strategies for Increasing Participation in Recycling
Nyamwange M.
The Journal of Environmental Education 1996, 27(4), 19-22 (Eng.)
The question of how to increase public participation in recycling programs
to reduce economic and environmental costs of municipal solid waste is
addressed. A random survey conducted in Jersey City, New Jersey, asked
households what would induce full participation of the residents in the
community. Questions included: reasons for not recycling, channels of
awareness for recycling programs, potential sites for recycling containers,
and changes that may increase recycling participation. The survey indicated
that public information campaigns emphasizing the advantages of recycling
ranked first among the top four changes needed to stimulate participation.

David Biddle, Executive Director
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Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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