ERIC Number: ED230432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Clean Community System Multi-Material Recycling Manual.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New York, NY.
This manual is designed to assist communities in recycling the greatest possible volume of materials in ways which will: (1) benefit the local economy; (2) encourage cooperation between public and private sectors; and (3) prove valuable to municipal and county sanitation services. The manual is divided into five sections. Section 1 lays out the "why" of recycling: the positive impact on energy conservation, savings in landfill space, potential income for recycling groups, and other benefits. Section 2 discusses how and why the Clean Community System (CCS) is appropriate to recycling. Section 3 discusses program development, addressing how to identify markets, how to establish collection practices, and how to gain public support. Section 4 states considerations for the actual recovery of such materials as aluminum, paper, glass, plastics, and steel. It also includes a section on composting of household wastes. The final section of the manual includes appendices. The first is an outline for creating a recycling center, based on Owen-Illinois'"Recycling Station," the first theme-center for recycling, where graphics and equipment tie into a railroad motif. Other appendices include a glossary, recycling equipment suppliers, recycling organizations, and a list of Keep America Beautiful members and background on the CCS. (JN)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Environmental Education, Program Development, Recycling, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., 99 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($25. plus handling costs).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New York, NY.