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5402: Re: #5389: Re: 5377: Re: Scrapwood to Charbon (fwd)
Thanks for your comments -- you're right -- it's clearly a recycling
activity. A little research into the shipping costs would be the first step
in assessing feasibility. I think the time will come to do this project, and
there will probably be a lot of organizations and individuals who would like
to work on it. I started a file yesterday of comments from List members who
What quantities would need to be sent to make the shipping worthwhile? Is
there an economy of scale? Do Greenpeace and Rainbow Warriors still operate
ships? etc., etc.
What I think needs to be done, in addition to the financial feasibility
research, is to wait for some kind of initiative to occur in Haiti that will
guarantee the passage through Customs of these products, which apparently
already have legal immunity from duty, but which, along with just about
everything else that enters the country, would probably be subject to
Your comments on James Olmos -- I too have always had deep respect for him. I
liked his character on Miami Vice, to begin with, and then when I saw him in
"Stand and Deliver" I was blown away. And the few articles I read on the
man's personal values and actions really impressed me. Thank you for
reminding me of him -- it made my day!
Let's stay in touch on the scrapwood to charbon idea... now that it's out on
the List, if there's any possibility of doing it, a thousand people have read
it by now.