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[GreenYes] Re: Panasonic Uses Catalytic Reaction...

At 07:24 AM 2/27/2008 -0700, you wrote:
they have different definitions of "recycling" and "zero waste" in Japan it would appear.

February 26, 2008

Panasonic Uses Catalytic Reaction to Decompose Plastics Into Harmless Gas for E-Waste Recycling

Dear Anne Friends--Hummmm.....  Yes, and I am really dubious that his is "environmentally friendly" and that no "harmless gases" are produced.  Seems like another wasting route to me, instead of a more closed-system recycling approach.  And CO2 is not a harmless gas, as we are all well aware.  And what is re "leakage" of the vinyl chloride past the scrubber described?  Tom

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"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The World Commission on Environment and Development,
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Our Common Future, Oxford University Press, 1987

MY NOTE:  Sustainable development does not mean "sustainable growth" as growth per se is not sustainable.  And the term "sustainable" has to mean "for a very long time" (A. Bartlett).

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