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Date: Thu Dec 19 1996 - 05:44:00 EST

Date: Thu, 19 Dec 96 10:44 WET
Subject: Re: Confirmation of a recycling fact (Karen)

December 19, 1996

Dear Karen,

>From the files of the Research Library for RCRA comes the following information concerning glass recycling and energy savings:

If 100% of glass in a waste stream is recycled, the most likely Btu savings per year would be 276 kBtus. This information is sourced at Municipal Solid Waste Energy Recovery by The Institute for Recyclable Materials, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University, 4/8/91.
I have been trying for about a year to obtain another, better source, unsuccessfully: Energy Comparisons for Manufacturing from Virgin or Recycled Materials in the Energy from Municipal Waste Program of the U.S. Dept. of Energy s National Renewable Energy Lab, Argonne National Lab, etc. I have obtained some documents from NREL in Golden, CO, but not this one.
As to your fact-oid about glass, I don t ever remember seeing that particular one.

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