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Greenbutts Biodegradable Cigarette Filters Receive Delegate Support In Maryland

On February 5, 2014 in Maryland, the Democratic Candidate for Attorney General, Jon Cardin, defended his proposed legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes with non-biodegradable filters. On the other side of the country, California Assemblyman, Mark Stone, recently presented a similar proposal to ban the sale of filtered cigarettes altogether. What will the tobacco industry do to address these pending legislative mandates? Are biodegradable filters a feasible alternative to implement as early as January 2015?

Standard acetate filters found in nearly all ready-made cigarette brands can take up to 15 years to biodegrade, while companies such as Greenbutts LLC have produced filters manufactured from natural materials that biodegrade within days. Greenbutts is fast becoming known as the alternative biodegradable cigarette filter producer in the world. The company has spent years sourcing and testing the optimal blend of non-synthetic materials that allow for comparable filtration and quality levels as with standard acetate filters. The solution was developed to run on existing machinery for seamless integration with current cigarette manufacturing practices. Prior to any talk of government-mandated cigarette filters regulations, Greenbutts has been in discussions with the leading corporations in the tobacco industry who are proactively addressing the litter issue from all angles – including their own environmental initiatives. While attempts have been made to change consumer behavior, such as the implementation of anti-littering laws, it remains that 65% of cigarette butts are littered. Greenbutts presents a net-positive solution that drastically reduces the environmental and economic impact of cigarette litter. According to Keep America Beautiful (KAB.org), cigarette-butt litter as the most frequently littered item. It is seen as “unsightly, costly to clean up, and harmful to aquatic ecosystems and wildlife” by organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Jon Cardin supports companies like Greenbutts and the shift the industry is making towards a green alternative. “It is good to see states such as Maryland and California taking initiatives to address a significant environmental and economic concern. We are well positioned to assist the tobacco industry shift to biodegradable filters, whether or not a legislative mandate occurs,” – Founder of Greenbutts LLC

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Hazmat Training Comes to Chattanooga

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on June 22 – 24, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on June 22 and 23. DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on June 24 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Nashville

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Nashville

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Nashville on March 2-4, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel, Nashville Airport. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on March 2 and 3.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on March 4 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Holiday Inn – Charlotte University on December 1 – 3, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 1 and 2.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 3 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Orlando

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Hazmat Training Comes to Orlando

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Orlando at the Four Points by Sheraton – Studio City on December 1-3. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 1 and 2.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 3 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Golden Group Seeks ‘Smart’ Green Disposal With New Sani SAC Product

Golden Group International, Ltd. (GGI) recently introduced a unique sanitary disposal bag for public restrooms that is expected to drastically reduce plumbing problems and improve restroom cleanliness, while providing a “smart” green solution for companies and individuals who want to both prevent waste and pollution.

Sani SAC™, a sanitary, sealable, degradable plastic bag, is the company’s environmentally friendly solution for the disposal of tampons/napkins, diapers and other similar items in public restrooms. GGI has created a 50-bag box, a 125-bag roll and a 5-bag handi-pack. The degradable bags break down in landfills within 12 to 18 months. By using them, companies keep the disposed items from winding up in sewers, and leading to waterways and oceans when sewers overflow.

Jackie Transue, President of GGI, said she had the idea for founding GGI in 2007 while traveling on business as the president of her own mortgage company. She said practically every restroom in several states had a sign in the women’s room requesting disposal of sanitary items in wastebaskets instead of toilets.

“The light bulb went off and I thought that there must be a better solution than wasting so much toilet paper for wrapping tampons or napkins,” Ms. Transue said.“Also, sometimes women are embarrassed to place items in a wastebasket– that’s why they are tempted to flush them.”

While some bathrooms contain disposal areas for sanitary napkins/tampons, typically they are lined by a waxed paper bag, which does not address the waste of wrapping the items in toilet paper. The waxed bags are intrinsically less environmentally responsible than the Sani SAC™. According to Golden Group studies, the average menstruating female uses one extra roll of toilet paper during menstruation for the purpose of feminine hygiene disposal alone. During her lifetime, she would use an additional 450 rolls of toilet paper for this purpose. That translates to 9.5 trees per woman. Based on that, the 125 million current menstruating females would account for 380 million trees cut down for toilet paper used for this disposal over 35-40 years, the average menstrual lifetime.

One of the areas where the Sani SAC™ could make a major impact is in reducing the amount of tampon applicators that end up in the ocean, Ms. Transue said. She notes that the Ocean Conservancy’s 2009 report, “A Rising Tide of Ocean Debris,” cites medical/personal hygiene items, such as tampons and tampon applicators, disposable diapers and syringes, as one of the greatest categories of debris, entering the oceans through sewer systems. The United States is one of the worst offenders in this area, with tampon applicators and medical debris comprising 5% of its ocean pollution, compared to a worldwide average of 1%.

Sani SAC™ bags are made from polyethylene and an additive, which utilizes a unique ion prodegradant system that will cause a high level of controlled degradation in the finished product after a period of light exposure. The bags ultimately degrade into CO2, H2O and biomass, whether they wind up in a landfill or other avenue of the waste stream. The non-toxic bags are harmless to humans, animals or plant life.

Kevin Hanna, co-founder and Vice President of GGI, said the company’s product is an example of a “smart” green effort because it promotes sustainability, while also breaking down harmlessly.

Transue notes that Sani SAC™ is superior to paper not only in terms of green aspects, but also because it is stronger, more sanitary and more private.

“It is double-layered, so it is opaque and is very sturdy,” Ms. Transue said. “A waxed bag can tear easily and does not seal. If you need to carry the Sani SAC™ bag in your purse or luggage, it is very compact, as it is available in a convenient 5-bag pack. If you need to use the Sani SAC™ bag and don’t find there is a place to dispose of it, you can put it in your purse to throw away later.”

Currently in use by many institutional and governmental janitorial services, Sani SAC™ reduces plumbing repair costs in these facilities caused by clogged pipes, according to Mr. Hanna. Plumbing costs range from $70 to $135 per hour in the United States, and could run higher in an emergency situation on a weekend or holiday.

“The reduction of plumbing expenses to relieve clogged toilets and pipes, the reduction of paper waste, the avoidance of clean-up and the priceless value of not losing the use of the restroom in a busy restaurant or a rentable hotel room make this a cost-effective product for the hospitality industry, among others,” Mr. Hanna said.

The products have the added benefit of protecting janitorial staff from exposure to disposed items that potentially could carry dangerous viruses or bacteria. These items include sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms, adhesive bandages, wipes and diapers.

The reactions by women who have used Sani SAC™ have been overwhelmingly positive.

“They appreciate the convenience, hygiene and opportunity to be discreet,” Ms. Transue said. “Up until the introduction of this product and our effort to bring awareness to the issues, many women did not understand the environmental impact of flushing these items. It was ‘out of sight, out of mind’ for many people, but once we explain the environmental and plumbing impact, they are eager to do their part.”

“This creates good will and overall customer satisfaction for businesses,” Mr. Hanna said. “The environmental benefit, too, will help save in clean-up costs and in the damage to our waterways and to marine life. By keeping costs down with products such as Sani SAC™, hotels can pass along the savings in the form of lower rates to their customers.”

The company’s goal is no less than to become a household name in green disposal. “I expect that the Sani SAC™ will be in most eco-friendly hotels, offices, restaurants and public spaces within the next year as they become aware of it,” Ms. Transue said. “We hope to reach every household soon after.”

Golden Group International, Ltd. (GGI) is a leading provider of quality sanitary and environmentally safe disposal bags, catering to institutional, sports arena, restaurant and hotel industries. Founded in 2008, GGI has earned certifications from the Green Business Association and the “Green” Hotels Association® for its degradable products. The New York-based company has also created a retail line of Sani SAC™ products to meet home demand.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Williamsburg

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Williamsburg at the Hilton Garden Inn on November 17-19.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 17 and 18.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 19 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Pittsburgh

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year. The IATA/IMO course satisfies the requirement for personnel who ship hazardous materials by air or water. They must receive training mandated by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) every two years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Pittsburgh Crown Plaza – Pittsburgh Airport on November 10 and 11, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher will be taught on November 10.

IATA/IMO will be taught on November 11.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585 or at
http://www.ercweb.com/classes

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the State and Federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Atlanta

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. In addition, SARA Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know) requires you to inform your surrounding community about your facility’s hazardous substances and releases – accidental and permitted.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year. The SARA Title III program provides you with a complete understanding of what this law requires as well as detailed instructions on how to ensure your facility is in compliance. A clear explanation of your reporting requirements under Title III is provided so you will understand when and how to complete the Tier II, and Toxic Chemical Release (Form R) inventory report forms.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in the Ramada – Atlanta Airport Conference on November 10 and 11, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher will be taught on November 10. SARA Title III will be taught on November 11 at the same location.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at
http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to San Diego

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control1, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center®, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in San Diego on November 3-5 at the Courtyard by Marriott – Airport/Liberty Station.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 3 and 4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 5 at the same location.

Untrained workers are frequently the cause of environmental accidents and penalties. Last year, more than 470 companies were inspected by the DTSC, resulting in almost $1.7 million in penalties for the mismanagement of hazardous waste.2

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Mobile

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Mobile on November. 3-5, 2009 at the Holiday Inn – Bellingrath Gardens.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 3-4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 5 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to San Antonio

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in San Antonio at the Airport Hilton on October 20 – 22, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management – TX: The Complete Course will be taught on October 20 and 21.

Hazardous Materials Certification Training for DOT 49 CFR Transportation Regulations will be taught on October 22, 2009 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Chicago

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Chicago at the Four Points by Sheraton on October 13 – 15, 2009. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on October 13 and 14. Hazardous Materials Certification Training for DOT 49 CFR Transportation Regulations will be taught on October 15 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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NS&I Is Delighted To Be Named As The First Customer Within The Government To Meet Sustainable Mail™ Environmental Standards

National Savings and Investments (NS&I), the government-backed savings provider, is delighted to be named as the first customer within the Government to meet Sustainable Mail™ environmental standards.

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Sustainable Mail™ has been designed by Royal Mail to help businesses increase the use of environmentally-friendly materials in mailings, while reducing the amount of mail in the waste stream. With almost 27 million customers, NS&I regularly uses direct mail to communicate with customers. The new service will help the financial provider minimise the environmental impact of its direct mail campaigns. Another benefit of signing up to the Royal Mail’s new bulk mail service is a lower price tariff.

Tim Mack, Head of Marketing and Communications at NS&I, stated: “We welcomed and encouraged Royal Mail’s development of Sustainable Mail(tm) and are proud to meet the criteria and pleased to save money on postage costs.”

To qualify for the Sustainable Mail™ product, mailers must meet one or both of the specification requirements – entry level, where prices of up to 2% below normal Mailsort tariffs are available, or intermediate level where this increases to 4.7%.

Matthew Neilson, Head of Environmental Solutions at Royal Mail, said: “There has been tremendous interest in the Sustainable Mail™ service and we are delighted to name NS&I as the first Government organisation to use this service for their direct mail campaigns.”

Sustainable Mail™, along with the Responsible Mail™ product offered by Royal Mail’s Wholesale division, are the first services available that are consistent with the forthcoming BSI standard for Environmental Performance for Direct Marketing. The standard, PAS 2020, was announced in January with the backing of Royal Mail as well the Direct Marketing Association, Acxiom and advertising organisation ISBA.

NS&I produces all its direct marketing material in association with integrated agency Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw. The agency was appointed in January 2008 to provide direct marketing and direct response services. NS&I expects to post its first direct mailings using the Sustainable Mail™ product in July 2009.

About National Savings and Investments
NS&I is one of the UK’s largest financial providers with almost 27 million customers and over £94 billion invested. It is best known for Premium Bonds, but also offers Inflation-Beating Savings, Guaranteed Equity Bonds and Children’s Bonus Bonds in its range. All products offer 100% security, because NS&I is backed by HM Treasury.

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In Order To Mark World Environment Day 2009, Barclaycard Challenged Its Colleagues To ‘Cut A Kilo’ By Changing The Way That They Work

The campaign was part of Barclaycard’s commitment towards carbon neutrality and was aimed at helping colleagues understand how they can reduce their energy and water usage, and cut travel and unnecessary waste.

On the day itself, a team from Barclaycard was out and about litter picking near Barclaycard’s Brackmills HQ to help improve the local environment. Barclaycard also hosted guests from the local enterprise group Workbridge, the Energy Saving Trust and Monkey World.

Other initiatives taking place included a scheme to promote car sharing and promote the use of teleconferencing to reduce the need for long distance travel.

In 2008 Barclaycard colleagues saved over 500 tonnes of CO2, helping to make Barclaycard carbon neutral for its UK operations. In 2009, the aim is to become carbon neutral for the entire Barclaycard Global operation which has large operations in the US, Germany and South Africa amongst others.

Ben Brakes, Barclaycard’s Environmental Manager commented, “Barclaycard’s work to help colleagues reduce their impact on the environment paid great dividends in 2008 and we want to go one step further in 2009. By marking World Environment day we’re helping remind colleagues that this is a problem that affects everyone and we’re all in this together”.

About Barclaycard
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Global and Retail Commercial Banking division, is a leading global payment business which helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and accept credit card payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit when needed. The company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment schemes for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future. It also issues credit cards and charge cards to corporate customers and the UK Government. Barclaycard partners with a wide range of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit. In addition to the UK, Barclaycard operates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Irvine, CA

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

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Environmental Resource Center®, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Irvine on June 9 – 11, 2009 at the Holiday Inn, Orange County Airport.

Hazardous Waste Management – CA: The Complete Course will be taught on June 9 and 10.

Hazardous Materials Certification Training for DOT 49 CFR Transportation Regulations will be taught on June 11 at the same location. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Now in its 28th year, Environmental Resource Center® trains not only thousands of industry personnel every year, the company also trains personnel from most of the state and federal agencies that enforce the regulations.

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UK Recyclers Get Battle Footage To Help Them Out…

The film “Bin vs Printer” has been unleashed by WRAP to highlight the need and facilities for recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. (WEEE)

Hosted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUEPWF_mBQw the minute-long animation recreates a tarantino-eque duel between an obsolete printer and a wheelie bin. The aim of the film is to remind people not just to bin their waste electrical goods, but instead to recycle them- there is also URL supplied at which people can find out where they can do this at http://www.dontbinitbringit.org/

WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations are in place across Europe and local authorities, with the help of major electrical retailers, have joined forces to provide facilities for the re-use of electrical components.

According to research conducted recently, 30 per cent of UK residents have never recycled an electric or electronic device. Recycle Now believes that this is due to a lack of information and has unleashed an interactive Regeneration Game, in which users put in their postcode to find out details about their nearest recycling facilities.

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Water, water everywhere. Not any more.

“Water conservation is not something to do on an occasional basis. At this point in earth’s history it is time for water conservation to become part of a lifestyle change.” So says Ellen McNeill, owner of the recently launched MyConservationBaby.com, a website featuring eco-friendly gifts for babies, toddlers and adults. The Company offers designer onesies, toddler tees, adult tees and pet clothes with green messages such as Stop Global Warming and Protect the Environment. MyConservationBaby.com, dedicated to increasing public awareness of conservation issues, has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, OK! Weekly, Parents magazine Goodyblog, CleverParents.com and seen in Woman’s Day magazine.

The Company points to severe water shortages in the Southeast as an example of why water conservation is no longer an option. Orme, Tennessee, a small town about 40 miles west of Chattanooga and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta, has run out of water. Three times a week the fire chief hauls about 20,000 gallons of water from an Alabama fire hydrant a few miles away to the dry town. Dozens of trips are made back and forth to carry water for the town’s 145 residents. For just three hours each evening, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., residents scurry to wash clothes, take showers and fill water jugs. To solve the water problem the town is constructing a 2-1/2 mile pipe to connect Orme to the Bridgeport, Alabama water supply with a $377,590 emergency grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Even if your area has not been hit by a water shortage that is no guarantee there won’t be a problem in the future. So what can the average person do to help? Start with the basics. McNeill offers 10 easy tips to help conserve water.

1. Fix leaky faucets. A faucet dripping at one drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons a year.

2. Save up to 700 gallons of water each month by taking shorter showers. Even a one or two minute reduction can make a difference.

3. Don’t use the hose to clean sidewalks. Use a broom and save about 150 gallons of water each time.

4. Adjust sprinklers to make sure that only the lawn is getting watered. This can save 500 gallons of water each month.

5. Don’t run water while brushing your teeth or shaving and save three gallons of water every time.

6. Keep drinking water in the refrigerator so you don’t have to run water for cool drinks. This alone can save 200 to 300 gallons a month.

7. Water the lawn in the morning rather than during the day or in the evening. You’ll save 300 gallons.

8. Only use your dishwasher and clothes washer for full loads. Avoid using the permanent press cycle because it uses an added 5 gallons for the extra rinse.

9. Clean your car using a pail of soapy water rather than running the hose. Use the hose only for rinsing. Try a waterless car washing system such as Ecotouch which can save up to 100 gallons of water per wash.

10. Make sure your toilet tank isn’t leaking. Just put a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl, your tank is leaking and you’re wasting up to 200 gallons of water a day.

These are just a handful of tips that each family can implement to make a difference. “Turn these tips into new habits and your household can save thousands of gallons of water each month,” says McNeill. “To make an even bigger difference in water conservation share these tips with everyone you know.”

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Ultra-Fine Bubble Diffuser for Cleaner Water Treatment

Stamford Scientific Inc. (SSI), a global leader in wastewater treatment diffuser products and support facility for wastewater treatment plants, announced a new ultra-fine bubble diffuser for the membrane diffuser market.

The new ultra-fine bubble diffuser from SSI produces the finest bubbles of any membrane diffuser currently on the market. In comparison, the panel-disc diffuser bubbles from this ultra-fine bubble diffuser are 0.2 to 0.5 mm in diameter, which compares to 1 mm diameter bubbles in a typical panel diffuser and 2-4mm diameter bubbles in a conventional disc or tube diffuser.

“We are very excited about our new wastewater treatment bubble diffuser product,” said Tom Frankel, Director of Stamford Scientific. “Currently, there is nothing in the bubble diffuser market that compares to the effectiveness of our ultra-fine bubble diffuser product.”

“This product changes everything for those who purchase aeration systems based on life cycle costs. The ultra-fine bubble diffuser is more economical than conventional membrane disc or tube system, has a moderate headloss, and very high oxygen transfer efficiency. Wastewater treatment has never been more effective in producing clean water!”

The new design concept utilizing a reinforced thin EPDM (Ethylene Proylene Diene Monomer) membrane with a low surface energy fouling resistant coating supports a reasonable pressure drop across the membrane. The ultra-fine bubble diffuser is economical is now ready for sale worldwide. This product complements the existing replacement tube diffuser and bubble diffuser products already offered by Stamford Scientific Inc.

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