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Re: Service vs. Manufacturing



For an example of successes, look at the various examples of green business
recognition programs--the San Francisco Bay Area Green Business Program (which
certifies landscapers and is moving into janitors, in the area of service
providers) http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/enviro/gbus/gb.htmland check out
Greening Ethnic Restaurants (GER), a project of Thimmakka’s Resources for
Environmental Education (TREE) - www.thimmakka.org

Susan Blachman

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Environmental Finance Center, Region IX
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Alameda, CA 94501
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http://www.greenstart.org/efc9


Tim Greiner wrote:

> Tom:
>
> Great question.  In my mind, the transition to a service economy shifts the
> unit of analysis of P2 from the manufacturing plant to the service or
> product.  Thus issues such as EPP, product stewardship, life cycle
> inventory become more relevant and have higher leverage for environmental
> protection.
>
> This is because the "local" impacts of manufacturing are exported (for
> example to Asia), but the end of life impacts (given the near insatiable
> consumer demand in this country) persist and grow in relative proportion.
>
> It also seems that the decline in manufacturing (and the relative clean up
> in manufacturing processes in the US) will lead to a greater focus on more
> diffuse sources of pollution than the plant itself.  This could include air
> area and mobile sources, water non-point sources, and end-of-life products.
>
> Tim
>
> At 09:13 AM 4/3/03 -0600, Thomas Vinson wrote:
> >How about an esoteric question?
> >
> >I always here that our economy is moving away from manufacturing and
> >becoming more of a service based economy.  If this is the trend, how will
> >P2 programs operate in regards to the service industry?
> >
> >What are some examples of successes?
> >
> >Will P2 always concentrate on manufacturing?
> >
> >Tomas Vinson-Peng
> >www.p2Plan.org
> >
> >Fax: 512/239-3165
> >Phone: 512/239-3182
> >
> >Engineering Specialist
> >Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
> >MC112
> >PO Box 13087
> >Austin, Tx 78711-3087
> >tvinson@tnrcc.state.tx.us
> >
> >
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> >to the staff of TNRCC at the time.
> >
> >
> >
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> Tim Greiner
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