Published by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
New Year's 2001
Takeback Teasers How much lead is typically found in a personal computer? A. Trace amounts Which of the following U.S. sectors has at
least one takeback program available for
discarded products? A. Carpeting How many gallons of embedded crude oil are
conserved by finding new uses for a discarded tire? A. 2
How much lead is typically found in a personal computer?
A. Trace amounts
Which of the following U.S. sectors has at least one takeback program available for discarded products?
How many gallons of embedded crude oil are conserved by finding new uses for a discarded tire?
A Tale of Two Carpets
A product is more than a thing in a box. A product is like a river - a chain of causes and effects, from "upstream" where raw materials are extracted to the "mouth" at end of product life. "Product stewardship" is a framework for reducing a product's environmental impacts across its life cycle.
Why Thinking Outside The Box Pays
Albertson's pulling in an extra $15 million each year by asking 'why'
What do 3-year-olds and astute business managers have in common? They ask "why" until they get a satisfactory answer.
CONTACT: Cynthia Forsch, 208-395-6339
Takeback: From the Floor at Milliken ...
Unwanted carpeting is a pain to manage. About 4 billion pounds of it are discarded every year, it's bulky, and materials that go into carpet make recycling challenging.
CONTACT: Matt Barr, 1-800-241-4826, x8167, firstname.lastname@example.org
Takeback: ...To the Ceiling at Armstrong
It seemed like the entrepreneurial thing to do. When Microsoft asked Sellen Construction to recycle demolition debris from a building project, an Armstrong plant manager in St. Helens, Ore., told Sellen that the facility could recycle ceiling tiles.
CONTACT: Mike Fischer, 717-396-3049
Norm Thompson Outfitters Weaves Product Stewardship into Company Culture
When Norm Thompson Outfitters began charting a course toward sustainability, it established an in-house advisory board. And one of the key people on that board was a skeptic.
CONTACT: Derek Smith, 503-614-4402
What Are Other Carpet Firms Doing?
Collins & Aikman
What Are The Drivers?
Boeing Takes Dispersed Approach
P2Rx Wins Hammer Award
Business, Environment Forum
Clean Energy Conference
Computer Takeback Programs
King County Solid Waste Division's Computer Recovery Project: A network of computer repair and resale shops, local nonprofit groups, computer retailers and government agencies has teamed up to offer locations for donating, upgrading or recycling used computer equipment. Find out more at http://dnr.metrokc.gov/swd/CRP.htm.
FreeGeek: In the Portland area, this non-profit organization accepts working and non-working equipment for reuse and/or recycling. Find out more at http://www.freegeek.org.
IBM PC Recycling Service: Consumers and small businesses can recycle any manufacturer's PCs and peripherals. Cost per system is $29.99, which includes shipping. Call 1-888-SHOP-IBM or visit http://www.ibm.com/environment.
Gateway, Inc. Rebate Program: This computer manufacturer offers up to $50 for people who donate or recycle their old computers after they buy a new one from Gateway. Learn more about the program at http://www.gateway.com/recycle.
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