Wednesday, October 10, 2007

First response

Today marks 30 full days since we started the project. Coincidently, I received a response from Amtrak regarding their recycling policy.

Thank you for your e-mail.

Amtrak has implemented recycling programs on several of its train routes but it has been a challenge to implement successful and sustainable programs on all of our equipment. We do have a task group that is working on extending on-board recycling programs. We also plan to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on their recommendations for mobility based recycling. You can find more information about this program at:

Amtrak considers recycling one of the key elements of a successful pollution prevention program. In 2006, we did recycle the following materials:

  • 2,192 gross tons of scrap steel
  • 517 gross tons of metal turnings
  • 111,410 gallons of waste oil
  • 21,175 pounds of the ARRIVE magazine
  • 5, 350 pounds of batteries

We would appreciate any additional comments you could offer on recycling
programs. We are trying to do better.

Once again, thank you for writing. We hope to serve you in the near
This is fantastic. I wonder what other feedback I could prompt from other companies.

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