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Just say NO to Dow


The Grass Roots Recycling Network has started an email campaign to demand
that Dow remove or reformulate their clopyralid and picloram herbicides
before they wreak any more havoc on the composting industry.  For background
and to particpate, go to the GRRN website, http://grrn.org/dow/.

If you are unfamiliar with the issue, you can get a good overview here:
Governing.com Daily: Jan. 22, 2002
Herbicide Threatens Composting 
The discovery of the herbicide clopyralid in compost around the country is
threatening not only growers and gardeners but solid-waste-management
systems that depend on composting to divert tons of yard waste, food,
land-clearing debris and other organic material from landfills. 
More: Seattle Times
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134394100_compost22m0.html

Please forward this message to other groups that should be aware of this!
Thanks

Cary Oshins
Composting Specialist
Lehigh County Office of Solid Waste
caryoshins@lehighcounty.org


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