Two leaders in comprehensive recycling and waste management solutions introduce The Green Machine Conservation Calculator for iTunes and Apple users, available FREE on iTunes Store. To measure environmental impact, the calculator converts recyclable tonnages for paper, metal, plastic and wood into positive environmental savings measures, such as avoided landfill airspace, gallons of oils, kilowatts of electricity, and more.
FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 15, 2010 — Integrity Recycling & Waste Solutions Inc. of Flemington and Cardella Waste Services of North Bergen today launched the first-ever recycling industry calculator application for iTunes and Apple users, available free on iTunes Store.
kilowatts of electricity, and other similar earth friendly information.
“We’re hoping The Green Machine Conservation Calculator will help promote environmental awareness and serve as a catalyst for eco-friendly initiatives,” said Ralph Giordano, co-owner of Integrity Recycling & Waste Solutions Inc. “We see this as a positive way to communicate and measure how recycling impacts our daily lives.”
“The Green Machine Recycling Calculator should be a favorite among industry professionals looking for environmental information related to their recycling efforts—and a staple for anyone who wishes to measure their recycling programs’ successes,” added David J. Cardella, one of the principals of Cardella Waste.
Possibilities with Blackberry, Droid
The developers, Integrity Recycling and Cardella Waste, collaborated to address their clients’ needs and to remain in the forefront of their industry. There are also talks of further development for use among other mobile devices, such as Blackberry and Droid.
With over four generations of expertise in their respective fields, Integrity Recycling & Waste Solutions Inc. and Cardella Waste Services both offer recycling and environmental services throughout the country.
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new Web site giving the public additional opportunity to participate in the agency’s rulemaking process, demonstrating President Obama’s commitment to more transparent and open government. The online Rulemaking Gateway serves as a portal to EPA’s priority rules, providing citizens with earlier and more concise information about agency regulations. It also allows users to search for EPA rules that relate to specific interests, including impacts on small business; children’s health; environmental justice; and state, local and tribal government.
Rulemaking Gateway provides information as soon as work begins and provides updates on a monthly basis as new information becomes available. Time-sensitive information, such as notice of public meetings, is updated on a daily basis.
Rulemaking Gateway complements Regulations.gov, the federal government’s main portal for tracking rules from all federal agencies, by providing brief overviews of specific EPA rules and additional ways to search rules based on the phases they are in (e.g., pre-proposal, proposal), the topics they relate to (e.g., air, water), and the impacts they might have (e.g., impacts on small businesses or environmental justice). The new Web site offers a distilled “snapshot” of a rule, with just enough information for a citizen to determine his or her interest in the rule. The individual then can use Rulemaking Gateway links to Regulations.gov and to other EPA sources where comprehensive information is available.
In addition, EPA has established a Rulemaking Gateway discussion forum to allow the public to suggest enhancements to the site. The forum will be open through July 16, 2010, after which EPA plans to make enhancements based on ideas received.
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Recycling rates have plummeted. Recycling in NJ has dropped precipitously under the Corzine administration. From a high of 50% seven years ago, the rate is less than 30% now of residential waste. This is in direct disregard of state goals that state that 60% of all waste and 50% of residential waste be recycled. The plummeting rates come as a result of cuts in programs, changes in rules that discourage reuse of construction materials, and the raiding of funds dedicated to recycling to plug the budget gap. Of course, recycling is a key to reducing green house gas emissions.
The State passed a $3 per ton tax on garbage in an effort to generate $34 million per year to fund recycling efforts. Jon Corzine moved $7 million this year designated for community recycling grants and moved it to the general fund to fill his budget gap. It is irresponsible and reveals a lack of commitment that our recycling policy is just another tax on New Jerseyans that can be spent as the governor sees fit, not as our environment deserves.
Our goal must be to increase recycling, and thus tax money for specific purposes such as recycling should go for those purposes.
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