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Main Title Germany, garbage, and the green dot : challenging the throwaway society /
Author Fishbein, Bette K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
George, Emma Lou.
CORP Author INFORM, Inc., New York.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1994
Report Number CR-817087-01-0; EPA/600/R-94/179; EPA-R-817087-01-0
Stock Number PB95-141313
OCLC Number 31495766
Subjects Recycling (Waste, etc)--Germany ; Recycling (Waste, etc)--Law and legislation--Germany ; Recycling (Waste, etc)--Government policy--Germany ; Packaging--Law and legislation--Germany ; Refuse and Refuse disposal--Law and legislation--Germany ; Recycling (Waste, etc)--Government policy--United States ; Refuse and Refuse disposal--Law and legislation--United States
Additional Subjects Germany ; Solid waste management ; Government policies ; Solid waste disposal ; Solid waste abatement ; Municipal wastes ; Garbage ; Waste recycling ; Materials recovery ; Waste utilization ; Consumer products ; Legislation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-94-179 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/16/2016
EJED  EPA-600/R-94-179 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/06/1995
EKCD  EPA/600/R-94/179 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 10/30/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-R-94-179 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
EMBD  EPA/600/R-94/179 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/R-94-179 PP Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/06/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-R-94-179 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB95-141313 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 172 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
For US policymakers and citizens who are grappling with the question of how to handle this country's mounting municipal garbage and commercial wastes, this report offers a revolutionary approach taken by Germany to promote both recycling and source reduction. The sweeping new German legislation is stimulating industry efforts to reduce packaging and product waste by requiring that the businesses producing packages and products be financially responsible for taking back their used materials and recycling, reusing or disposing of them. This report describes what Germans have done in solid waste policies, the difficulties they are confronting and the impact on wastes to date. It discusses the environmental problems that the US and other industrialized countries face, identifies practical solutions: programs and policies that work to conserve our valuable air, land, water and natural resources and enable us to live and do business less wastefully.
"EPA/600/R-94/179." "September 1994." "EPA cooperative agreement no. CR-817087-01-0." Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-163).