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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 97 10:30 WET DST From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Recycling in camps (Hala)
Oct 21, 1997
Recycling in camps in Jordan. By camps, I assume you mean something like work camps or rural areas, not e.g. Palestinian refugee camps.
The analogous situation would be to Parks, such as national parks in the US where people go camping, hiking, boating, etc.
Colorado State University conducted a study of waste management needs of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument in Montrose, Colorado for the US Park Service; they published it on March 8, 1993
They conducted a 2nd one for a ski resort, the Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado, published on May 3, 1993. This may or may not be relevant.
You can reach the Waste Minimization Assessment Center of Colorado State U at telephone 303-491-7709. The study makes recommendations for energy conservation, water conservation, recycling, waste management, hazardous waste minimization, etc. It does include composting.
The key issues in parks recycling are:
- having enough recycling bins placed strategically
- knowing thy waste (and therefore recyclables, amounts, etc.)
- having markets for their recycling/remanufacturing
- having markets for the end products
- commingled vs. source separated?
- public education
The U.S. Forest Service has dealt with this issue in other venues as well. I'd further recommend that you attempt to contact it in Washington, DC. It is part of the Dept. of the Interior, whose address I believe is, 18th and C Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20240.
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