Title: [GreenYes] Re: Recycle Offset Credits?
At 12:08 PM 6/19/2008 -0700, Mary Lou Van Deventer wrote:
>At Urban Ore, one of our managers is investigating this carbon-offset
>idea for our company. Our attorney just asked me if the manager is
>head of the Greenwashing Department. We're kind of ambivalent about it.
It's not too much of a stretch to imagine a situation in which every
image-sensitive corporation and agency in the world is claiming to be
"carbon neutral" but nothing has really changed at all....
>Mary Lou Van Deventer
>900 Murray St.
>Berkeley, CA 94710
>On Jun 19, 2008, at 12:00 PM, Jewell, Rebecca wrote:
> > SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, Jun 19, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) ----Paul
> > Roszel, Chairman of RecycleNet Corporation (OTCBB: GARM)is pleased
> > to introduce the Recycling Offset Credit (ROCs) program. This
> > program provides a certified measurement system to recognize and
> > reward companies for their recycling efforts. RecycleNet will issue/
> > award Recycling Offset Credits (ROCs) for each ton of material
> > recycled by participants.
> > As a result of the increased awareness of climate change and global
> > warming, more and more people have become concerned about greenhouse
> > gas emissions and are developing strategies to reduce their carbon
> > footprint. Many companies, individuals and institutions have
> > implemented carbon neutral goals.
> > The Recycling Offset Credits (ROCs) program is an effort to provide
> > a universally recognized standard to measure and certify recycling
> > efforts and to demonstrate the economic impact of the recycling
> > industry. Recycling Offset Credits (ROCs) may be used to calculate
> > an equivalent offset of your carbon footprint.
> > RecycleNet Corporation invites any company, institution or
> > organization to participate in the voluntary ROCs program by
> > reporting materials recycled. There is no fee to participate and the
> > program is open and applicable to anyone in all stages of the
> > recycling/reverse distribution supply chain.
> > For more information and to participate in the Recycling Offset
> > Credits program please visit www.recycle.net/offsetcredits.
> > About RecycleNet
> > RecycleNet operates The Online Secondary Commodities Exchange.
> > Founded in 1995, RecycleNet created a powerful platform to
> > facilitate the international trade of secondary commodities.
> > RecycleNet Corporation enables trade on a local, national and
> > international basis with customized sites locating markets around
> > the world in many different commodities. On any given day, there are
> > in excess of $200 million in new items listed within our exchanges.
> > Rebecca Jewell
> > Recycling Programs Manager
> > Davis Street Station for Material Recycling & Transfer
> > A Waste Management company
> > 510-563-4214
> > Fun Fact: Waste Management recycled more than 5 million tons of
> > commodities last year; preventing the release of more than 3.4
> > million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
> > >