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Date: Wed Mar 19 1997 - 07:15:00 EST

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 97 12:15 WET
Subject: Re: Source Reduction   Recycling (Cliff Dropp)

March 19, 1997

Dear Cliff Dropp,

You want to know how to get industry interested in recycling and waste reduction. The ways that I see documented over and over are:

- show them that their bottom line will profit from a unified approach to waste management incorporating these methods.
- show them the WASTEWISE program that US EPA has created for industry to do exactly this and receive recognition and other benefits for so doing.
- show them the work of other worthy organizations and consultants who have convinced a lot of big players (and many others too) that the effort is worthwhile. Cases in point include the work of INFORM, of Corporate Conservation , Cambridge, MA; ;and of the the State recycling Associations such as MassRecycle, Northeast Resource Recovery Association, Association of Connecticut Recyclers; and the voluntary business associations, such as Northeast Environmental Business Netowrk, Lowell, MA (NBEN).
- demonstrate the value added by recycling to the general economy, the regional economy, and, if possible, to an industrial sector. Studies at the Research Library for RCRA can help. In this instance, I invited you to contact us (stating what you re looking for) at fax # 617-565-3282 and leave your postal mailing address so that we can send you some of these things.

-- Research Library for RCRA

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