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Vermont's Biomass Gasification Project - - A clean, efficient and cost-effective renewable resource generation technology, BG can use wood chips, saw dust, switch grass, bagasse, agricultural residues and energy plantation crops to produce electricity. How practical is it? Here in Vermont, we expect that more than 20 percent of our overall demand for electricity could be met this way. Note: The plant now produces 50 megawatts and replaces 350,000 barrels of oil/yr.

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EPA's Pay-As-You-Throw Program - - The more you toss, the more it costs. Over 2000 communities are using this new model for garbage collection and the result is an average 25 to 35 percent reduction in waste. Here are some success stories and better yet, the guidlines for setting up a Pay-As-You-Throw Program in your community.

Recycling Record Setters - - More than 50 examples of cutting-edge recycling programs from around the country.

The Green Restaurant Association - - recommends restaurants that have agreed to a 12 step program in pollution reduction, including elimination of Styrofoam Products, Comprehensive Recycling, Employee Eco-education, Using Non-Bleached Products, and more.

Tips on How to Start Your Own SCRAP - - 'Scroungers' Center for Re-Usable Art Parts in San Francisco, CA, acts as a nonprofit conduit for unwanted materials. SCRAP collects materials from businesses and individuals that would other wise be throw away, and distributes them to art and educational groups. Here, they tell you how to start your own SCRAP.

Vermont's Biomass Gasification Project - - A clean, efficient and cost-effective renewable resource generation technology, BG can use wood chips, saw dust, switch grass, bagasse, agricultural residues and energy plantation crops to produce electricity. How practical is it? Here in Vermont, we expect that more than 20 percent of our overall demand for electricity could be met this way. Note: The plant now produces 50 megawatts and replaces 350,000 barrels of oil/yr.

Waste Reduction Record-Setters - - More than 50 examples of cutting-edge recycling programs from around the country.

 

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