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Environmental summit produces tons of trash of its own
Associated Press ^ | 8-30-02 | MIKE COHEN

Posted on 08/30/2002 1:41:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:40:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) --  While delegates attending the World Summit wrangled over how best to save the planet's rapidly dwindling resources, they gave scant indication of leading by example.

The 10-day summit, billed as the largest U.N. conference ever held, is expected to generate between 300 and 400 tons of trash, and so far, just 20 percent of it is being recycled.


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A convention center worker prepares waste paper from the World Summit on Sustainable Development prior to it beng compressed and recycled, Friday Aug. 30 2002 in Johannesburg. The summit is expected to generate 300-400 tons of trash and just 20 per cent of this is being recycled. (AP Photo/Obed Zilwa)
- Aug 30 1:58 PM ET

A protester joins a demonstration outside the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, site of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Wednesday Aug. 28 2002. The group of around 200 included street vendors decrying police harassment and farmers demanding access to world markets. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
- Aug 28 5:24 PM ET

1 posted on 08/30/2002 1:41:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Fish out of Water
Ping for index
2 posted on 08/30/2002 1:44:07 PM PDT by sauropod
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The consolation being that perhaps the garbage will be picked-through by the surrounding poor, although they may then feed their children the salvaged food scraps which the compactor mingled with cleaning fluids and God knows what.

3 posted on 08/30/2002 1:49:09 PM PDT by PoorMuttly
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Clearly a lot more education needs to be done."

Clearly, this is true.

4 posted on 08/30/2002 1:51:59 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: SoDak
If only Leo Dicraprio had been there to stop those evil consumers.
5 posted on 08/30/2002 1:56:29 PM PDT by Lance Romance
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The move to make the summit as environmentally friendly as possible was gaining momentum daily, said Nikhil Sekhran of the UNDP's Global Environmental Fund. "The system is completely new," he said. "Clearly a lot more education needs to be done."

You gotta be kidding me...the delegates to the World Summit need to be educated about limiting the amount of waste they are producing on a daily basis??? U.N.-freaking believable!

6 posted on 08/30/2002 2:04:34 PM PDT by Scully
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"We never had any illusions this would be a green summit"

BWAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA

7 posted on 08/30/2002 2:10:39 PM PDT by aught-6
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
While delegates attending the World Summit wrangled over how best to save the planet's rapidly dwindling resources, they gave scant indication of leading by example.

Amazing how AP reports it as objective fact that the "planet's resources" are rapidly dwindling. Couldn't they at least hide behind a fig-leaf of objectivity by referring to "what some see as the planet's rapidly dwindling resources"?

This from an outfit that won't use the word "terrorists" to describe those who hijack planes full of innocents and fly them into skyscrapers, because some (whackos) may disagree with that characterization.

So in the benighted world of AP reporters, whether such people are terrorists is open to question, but the idea that the earth's resources are rapidly dwindling is a scientific, unquestionable fact.

God, these people p!ss me off.

8 posted on 08/30/2002 2:22:26 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoorMuttly
The consolation being that perhaps the garbage will be picked-through by the surrounding poor

At least they'll have chance to try lobster and cavier once in their life.
9 posted on 08/30/2002 2:25:11 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Welsh Rabbit
"Mommy, can I have more Windex for my lobster?"
10 posted on 08/30/2002 2:31:11 PM PDT by PoorMuttly
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"We never had any illusions this would be a green summit," Mary Metcalfe, the environment minister of the Gauteng province

Of course not. Do as they say, not as they do.

11 posted on 08/30/2002 3:04:42 PM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch
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To: *Enviralists; *Green
Environ-mental-ist hypocracy on display again.
12 posted on 08/30/2002 3:12:58 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: ImaGraftedBranch
Of course not. Do as they say, not as they do.

Liberal Mantra, as originated by Kennedy Klan and then expanded upon by the Clintons: "Rules are for the people, not we elite".

13 posted on 08/30/2002 3:28:22 PM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They will have consumed 5 million sheets of paper to produce mountains of pamphlets, press statements and brochures. There are 45,000 delegates, and each one is using an average of 53 gallons of water a day. Flying all these people to Johannesburg and chauffeuring them around the city will generate nearly 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

Enviro-BUMP!

14 posted on 08/31/2002 11:56:27 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They'll manage to blame this on America somehow.
15 posted on 08/31/2002 12:03:07 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
Oh, I know. If America just quit polluting the Earth, they wouldn't have to meet and waste all that paper and electricity!
16 posted on 08/31/2002 12:04:38 PM PDT by vikingchick
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