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Re: p2 for waste handlers
Sounds like you have a touch sell. I believe that pollution
prevention is the wave of the future when it comes to waste
management. It is the best management practice for business, not only
from an environmental perspective, but also from an economic one.
Business is gradually moving in this direction, as they begin to
understand the "true" costs of generating and managing waste. The
inevitable outcome of such thinking is that less waste will be
produced. It seems to me that waste haulers who refuse to accept this
fact will eventually face great decreases in profitability. Rather
than fight the change, maybe you can suggest that they position
themselves to profit from pollution prevention practices. Maybe they
can begin to gradually transition from waste hauling and disposal to
offering recycling services.
Ron Del Mar
Fluor Daniel Northwest
(509) 376-1967 Fx.(509) 372-1440
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Subject: p2 for waste handlers
Author: <SCHNITZER@glvt.tu-graz.ac.at> at ~EXCHANGE
Date: 2/4/97 2:55 AM
Dear p2 techers!
I had a discussion with managers of our local private waste handling (recycling,
incineration, disposal, ...) company. They are no friends of p2, since it
reduces their buisiness and they are aware of our activities.
Today the discussion was about if and how we could work together and if there
are arguments that could bring them into the boat of p2. Does anybody have good
arguments for them to support waste minimsation and things like that. Is there
any study available that proves that they could make money from less waste, or
will they be against us for ever?
Please let me know your experiences!
from Austria / Europe