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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Mon Mar 16 1998 - 06:31:00 EST


Date: Mon, 16 Mar 98 11:31 WET
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Best way to recycle in my home (Josefine)

March 16, 1998

Dear Josefine,

The best way to recycle in your home is to tap in to the recycling done by the governmental unit that does it in your city or town: call them and ask them what their requirements are for collections, schedule for pickups or dropoffs and how it is run. Every nation's process can be different and no size will fit all.
Sweden has a very active recycling program and is committed to reducing landfill use by 50% 1996-2000.
Sweden is also one of the nations that has extended producer responsibility meaning that the manufacturer is responsible for recycling packaging materials, tyres, and used newsprint after it has been used by you and must make arrangements for collection.

I don't know if this is relevant to you, but some Swedish contacts in recycling and waste management have been:

Taina Baeckstroem, tel: +46 8 698 1159
Bjorn Sodermark, tel: +46 8 698 1141
Arne Sjoeqvist, Infoterra/Sweden, Swedish EPA, tel: +46 8 698 1273.

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