From: Chuck Cubbage <email@example.com>
To: HAMILTREEF@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 3:17 pm
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Recycling better than deposit law
Happy New Year all,
It is interesting to see so many issue solutions presented as "either/
or" options. Recycling centers are offered up as "better than ...."
however, our recycling here in Van Buren Co is only if you drop it off.
Guess how many do that!! Until one requires twps and cities, etc., to
contract with waste haulers to do recycling, the suggestion that recycling is
better than deposit, there will be less recycling not more.
And who said that deposit law wasn't recycling??????
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 1:30
Subject: E-M:/ Recycling better than
The Republican Senators Gerry Van Woerkom and Sen Patty Birkholz Nestle
Ice Mountain supporters are pushing any diversion away from bottle deposits
especially on their 5.7Gal Great Lakes water diversion containers.
Expanding the bottle bill is not the answer. Today, most of the
communities in Michigan have curbside recycling where bottles, cans, plastic,
steel, aluminum, etc., are collected. Our industry is calling for curbside
recycling of all recyclables, including newspapers, and the creation of
recycling centers where recyclables can be taken. Funding can come from what
we call the Penny Plan, in which 1 cent is added to your grocery bill.
Whatever small amount is collected will help pay for establishing these