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1 posted on 05/30/2003 6:40:35 PM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
One word: RECYCLE.
2 posted on 05/30/2003 6:42:15 PM PDT by peteram
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Sheesh, are Californians, the eco-creatures, incapable of seeing that little recycle triangle on their water bottles? I'd say my recycle container is about 50% water bottles each week.
6 posted on 05/30/2003 6:59:14 PM PDT by McGavin999
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. . . fumes that help create "green house gases" that harm the ozone layer.

Can someone name a greenhouse-gas that harms the ozone-layer?

8 posted on 05/30/2003 7:01:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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... or don't know plastic can now be recycled as easily as aluminum or glass, Oldfield said.

Unless there has been some great technological advancement made recently in sorting plastics in refuse of which I am unaware, this statement is patently untrue. The problem with plastics recycling is that many different polymers are used for different applications, and mixing them is a no-no. Having even a few HDPE containers (such as detergent bottles) in a batch of PETE soda and water bottles can ruin the entire batch and render it useless for any purpose. And there simply isn't (or at least there wasn't, when I was studying solid waste in school 5 years ago) any reliable way of sorting the material that isn't very labor intensive (read, expensive).

Until this problem is solved, it will be cheaper to make these containers out of virgin stock, thus there will be no market for recylced plastic and thus, no incentive to recycle.

10 posted on 05/30/2003 7:12:43 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: Willie Green
I am in absolute awe of whoever it was who was most responsible for convincing Americans to pay 79¢ for ¼¢ worth of water.
12 posted on 05/30/2003 7:46:25 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (France is a country located between Andorra and Luxembourg, and is of less consequence than either.)
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"The sight of a water bottle in someone's hand has become as common as a cell phone," department Director Darryl Young said in releasing the report. "In California, one is usually in the right, and the other is in the left."

Combine the two.

13 posted on 05/30/2003 7:47:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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