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Building a Strategy for Marketing Minnesota's Secondary Materials. Volume I: Market Status Report.

Peek, Thomas R.

Over the twenty years from 1970 to 1990 our nation had almost doubled the amount of solid waste it generates. Recycling part of the waste is increasingly a part of government strategy for coping with the growing volume of garbage. Finding markets for secondary materials such as paper, plastics, glass, and metals has become a major concern. This volume, prepared for a two-day workshop in December 1989, presents background on Minnesota's secondary materials, their markets, what is preventing the full use of these materials, and how such obstacles might be overcome. State actions to encourage markets for these secondary materials are reviewed. While the report focuses on Minnesota, much of it is relevant to the Midwest as a whole. A CURA Reporter article in July 1990 summarizes this study.

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CURA 90-4. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, in cooperation with The Minnesota Project.
Funded in part by a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation.
57 pp.
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