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Other end of the telescope: a community approach to resource recovery

Abstract

A small-scale alternative to the broad, high-technology approach to resource recovery centers is proposed in this paper. Starting with small components and combining a recovery system with job opportunity creation, this approach could stimulate the inner-city economy as well as contribute to solid-waste disposal programs. While several high-technology systems for separating solid wastes have been developed, their high capital costs make materials separation by householders and shopkeepers an attractive alternative. The experiences of Aynesley Metropolitan District Council in the United Kingdom is used to illustrate how a community recovery center can be planned and operated. Participants separated newsprint and paper, unbroken glass containers, cans, textiles, and miscellaneous items into five color-coded collection bags, which were collected twice a month. A personal relationship developed between participants and collection teams. Job opportunities developed from the collection and marketing of reclaimed items. (DCK)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-03-015384; EPA-04-001810; EDB-78-037750
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Resour. Policy; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 3:3
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COMMUNITIES; MATERIALS RECOVERY; MUNICIPAL WASTES; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; COMMERCIAL SECTOR; ECONOMICS; EMPLOYMENT; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; MARKET; RECYCLING; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; SOLID WASTES; UNITED KINGDOM; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; EUROPE; MANAGEMENT; MONOPOLIES; PROCESSING; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; 320604* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Municipal Waste Management- (1980-); 290400 - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources; 291000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation
OSTI ID:
5246578
Research Organizations:
Government Operations Research Unit, Manchester, Eng.
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: RSPCA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 154-164
Announcement Date:
Feb 01, 1978

Citation Formats

Jackson, D R. Other end of the telescope: a community approach to resource recovery. United Kingdom: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.1016/0301-4207(77)90055-1.
Jackson, D R. Other end of the telescope: a community approach to resource recovery. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0301-4207(77)90055-1.
Jackson, D R. 1977. "Other end of the telescope: a community approach to resource recovery." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0301-4207(77)90055-1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0301-4207(77)90055-1.
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title = {Other end of the telescope: a community approach to resource recovery}
author = {Jackson, D R}
abstractNote = {A small-scale alternative to the broad, high-technology approach to resource recovery centers is proposed in this paper. Starting with small components and combining a recovery system with job opportunity creation, this approach could stimulate the inner-city economy as well as contribute to solid-waste disposal programs. While several high-technology systems for separating solid wastes have been developed, their high capital costs make materials separation by householders and shopkeepers an attractive alternative. The experiences of Aynesley Metropolitan District Council in the United Kingdom is used to illustrate how a community recovery center can be planned and operated. Participants separated newsprint and paper, unbroken glass containers, cans, textiles, and miscellaneous items into five color-coded collection bags, which were collected twice a month. A personal relationship developed between participants and collection teams. Job opportunities developed from the collection and marketing of reclaimed items. (DCK)}
doi = {10.1016/0301-4207(77)90055-1}
journal = {Resour. Policy; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {3:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1977}
month = {Sep}
}