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[GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste helps stop Climate Change

Too bad that federal tax policies provide much larger subsidies to both burning and landfilling waste than to recycling. There are production tax credits for all sorts of conversion of wastes into energy and for landfill gas recovery at landfills. Burning and landfilling also have much more favorable access to tax exempt bonds than do recycling facilities. Go figure.

Doug Koplow
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Gary Liss <gary@no.address> 01/03/07 08:17PM >>>
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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:26:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Californians Against Waste Foundation <CAW@no.address>

Reduction of Greenhouse Gases in California Through Waste Prevention and Recycling
by Scott Smithline
California Progress Report - Oakland,CA,USA

Ton for ton, recycling reduces more pollution, saves more energy and reduces GHG emissions more than any other solid waste management option. Californians currently throw away millions of tons of recyclable materials every year. According to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, over 60 percent of the "garbage" in California landfills can be composted or recycled. Increasing recycling should be California's priority strategy for reducing global warming effects associated with solid waste management....

Scott Smithline joined Californians Against Waste as a Policy Analyst in 2003. Gary Liss 916-652-7850 Fax: 916-652-0485

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