GRN Recycle Talk FAQ

Date: Mon Jul 27 1998 - 06:53:00 EDT

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 98 11:53 WET DST
Subject: Re: How to get recycling started in a non-US city?

July 27, 1998

How to get recycling started in Rosario, Argentina? First check with official resources: Argentina has had some recycling going already. You want to build upon what is there already in both the public and the private sectors.

Second, there are some great manuals for starting a recycling program in the public or private sectors, a few of which are:

Business Recycling Manual, by INFORM Inc., NY, NY (212-689-4040)

Promoting a Municipal Recycling Program, by International City Managers Assn., Washington, DC distributed by Research and Information Services Program 777 N. Capitol St, NE, Suite 500, Wash., DC 20002. Clearinghouse Report #40387.

Local Government Recycling Program Design: Integration of Existing Recyclers, by Deanna Ruffer and Susan Schaefer, Roy F. Weston, Inc.

Engines of Recycling: Strategies for Using Recycling to Drive Community Economic Development, by Californians Against Waste Foundation, 926 J St., Suite 606, Sacramento, CA 95814 (published in 1992).

Get a Grip on Greening, by Ontario Public Service Green Workplace Program, Toronto, Ont. 416-327-3777.

Decision-Maker's Guide to Solid Waste Management, Second Edition, by US EPA Office of Solid Waste, EPA 530-R-95-023. Available from the RCRA Hotline (800-424-9346)

Most aspects are covered include the public education necessary.

An additional resource in your region: the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (sp?) has had several public recycling study groups going for several years and have recently implemented a program. You might check in with their Environmental Department.

- Research Library for RCRA

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