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Ref.  comments related to paper reduction and using digital cameras.


Try telling some of the old timers that they don't need hard copy.  I am 52 
years old and have been pro-technology all my life.  I will tinker with 
anything.  Some of my colleagues, even the very young, are affraid of using 
a modem and have to have extensive paper files.  They get very upset with 
me when I don't follow an email attachment with a fax of the attachment!  
Even when the document is short.  All we can do is keep trying.

As for digital cameras, unfortunately the technology is not there yet (get 
with it silicon valley!).  I had asked my wife for a digital camera for 
Xmas (not professional, what is available under $1,000).  She did some 
research and found out from a graphics artist that one can still get better 
graphics by scanning a good photo, instead of using even the most expensive 
of the cameras in the price range.  Well, at least if one digitizes by 
scanning, fewer copies fo the photo are made (?).

Sorry couldn't avoid commenting.

Mario Salazar, Environmental Engineer
Environmental Pollution Prevention Project
USAID, Global Environment
USAID/G/ENV SA-18, room 508G
Washington, DC 20523-1812
Phone 703 875-4669, fax 875-4639
email: msalazar@usaid.gov, salazar.mario@epamail.epa.gov
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From: SVP2CPATF@aol.com, on 1/8/97 5:28 PM:
To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>

Thanks for keeping the P2 goal in prominance. You're right on.
So here's the Photo P2 solution from Silicon Valley-- Buy and use a digital
camera, store and use your photos on disk and call them up when you need

All printed material, regardless of how much we reduce the effects of the
inks, fixers, etc. is going to use more energy and create more losses to 
environment that getting electronic.
Most of today's advertising dollars are spent on electronic images through
the use of television. So photographic imaging for personal use is not that
great an extension from what we're quite used to seeing. 

The hobbyist aren't going to agree with this. My wife and I continually 
barbs, she being an archival calligrapher, who use very durable ink, paint
and paper in her art. But do we need to use photographic paper for the
hundreds of snapshots we take at parties, holidays, and on vacations? This 
where the bulk of the photographic material is consumed and the waste 

Also, buy a fax/modem for your computer to eliminate printing faxes, and
encourage faxers to use more e-mail.

Patrick Ferraro, Executive Director
The Silicon Valley Pollution Prevention Center
San Jose, CA