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Yellow Pages Goes Green® Announces Eight Online Petitions for Ban on Print Phone Directories

  Online Phone Number Publisher continues push for more legislative action against phone companies printing unwanted phone books in the United States   EAST NORTHPORT, NEW YORK — Yellow Pages Goes Green is helping municipalities and local governments around the country establish ordinances to mandate Yellow Pages and White Pages only be delivered to home and offices that actually request them. Municipalities and local government that provide trash services are concerned about the landfill cost and why they must absorb the cost of handling telephone directories. YPPG supports this mission.   Telephone directories generate clutter, while straining environmental resources and burdening taxpayer funded recycling programs. While consumers increasingly turn to online search engines and digital directories for phone numbers, yellow pages publishers continue to produce and deliver printed phone books to U.S. residences, sometimes multiple times per year. Virgin paper production for phone books in the U.S. uses an estimated 4.68 million trees worth of wood fiber annually – that’s a forest the size of 14 football fields. Yet, in 2009 (the last year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) provided data on phone book recycling), only 37% of all phone books were recycled. Instead, 410,000 tons of directories went to landfills or incinerators – at a cost of about $60 million to local governments (and taxpayers) nationwide.   To participate in the online petitions visit these links:   https://www.change.org/p/verizon-ban-the-phone-books-who-needs-em-b200c436-0df9-4190-aa49-fadfe1b1192d https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ban-print-phone-books-who-needs-em https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ban-the-phone-books-who-needs-em https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/929/382/206/ https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-print-phone-books-who-needs-em.html https://www.petitions24.com/ban_print_phone_books_who_needs_em https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/ban-print-phone-books-who-needs-em https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-phone-books-who-needs   “Cities and Towns can use their litter laws as tools to

EPA Announces Resources and Tools for Healthy School Environments

  DENVER – In honor of Children’s Health Month, yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of nearly $30 million to support safe drinking water and cleaner air. EPA is making $20 million available for states and tribes to test for lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities. At the same time, EPA is announcing approximately $9 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners to help them replace older school buses with cleaner, more modern vehicles. For more on this announcement visit: https://go.usa.gov/xPKDp   In addition to the newly announced resources, EPA has guidance, recommendations, and programs available to support schools in ensuring clean, healthy, and environmentally conscious school communities.   “Our schools reflect the best of our communities,” said EPA Regional Administrator Doug Benevento. “EPA offers a variety of resources to help school administrators and parents provide safe places to learn and educate students about environmental stewardship.”   A healthy school community starts with traveling to and from school. When safe, walking or biking to school can help children meet the recommended physical activity levels on weekdays, while helping to reduce traffic, lower pollutants, and save money. Clean school buses and anti-idling policies for buses, passenger vehicles, and delivery trucks help reduce emissions in and outside schools. The EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, School Siting Guidelines and Idle-Free Schools Toolkit are useful resources to establish and maintain a responsible transportation program for your school.   Inside and out, it’s important to understand how school communities can be protective of health. From recess to organized sports, knowing

Republic Services® Named to the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices

  PHOENIX — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal, was named to both the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North America Indices for the third consecutive year. The rankings highlight Republic’s continued leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial sustainability.   “Republic Services is truly honored to be recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third year in a row. This accomplishment continues to serve as a benchmark to measure the progress we are making toward our sustainability goals,” said Donald W. Slager, president and CEO. “It’s a privilege to serve more than 14 million customers across the country every day. We are deeply committed to our leadership role in protecting the planet while making Republic a great place to work for our employees and creating long-term value for our shareholders.”   Notably, Republic Services received the top score in the corporate governance, materiality (stakeholder engagement), and talent attraction & retention categories, all of which are factors that enhance the Company’s ability to deliver value over the long term. Republic’s performance demonstrates the breadth of its sustainability efforts and the actions that lead to strong financial performance and competitiveness, which is the guiding principle of the DJSI assessment.   Republic Services continues to steadily build upon its industry-leading sustainability platform while earning notable recognition for related achievements. The Company is currently recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, awarded the Gold Class Award in the RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook and named to the

Aqua Bio Technologies to Showcase Complete Line of Its Revolutionary Water Recycling Solutions at Northeast Regional Carwash Convention

  DARIEN, ILL. – Aqua Bio Technologies, LLC, a leading manufacturer of biologic water restoration, water reclaim, rain harvest, odor control, and reverse osmosis systems, today announced it will be showcasing its complete line of pioneering water recycling solutions at the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey on October 2 and 3, 2018. The company’s best-of-breed solutions are a game-changer for the carwash industry. None of its water recycling systems use ozone, UV or chemicals of any kind to control odor. They provide vehicle wash owners with exceptionally clean water with the added benefits of dramatically reducing water and sewer costs.   The Aqua Bio Technologies team will be at Booth 228 to answer all questions about their Bio Complete and Pro-Limited water restoration systems; Pro-Rain water harvesting system; Pro-Air odor control system; the first-of-kind closed-loop biologic water restoration system, Bio Softreat; and its Reverse Osmosis systems.   A brief overview of each system’s benefits are as follows:   Bio Complete: no other treatment system available can match the benefits of this water restoration system. The system removes the used chemicals out of the water, therefore the water can be used in 90 to 95% of the wash. Pro-Limited: designed for a vehicle wash that doesn’t need complete water restoration, this entry-level system removes solids down to 5 micron (the size of a single human blood cell). The system uses aeration, not potentially dangerous ozone, to provide a no odor guarantee. It occupies minimum

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Affordable Clean Energy Proposal

Listening Session to Be Held in Chicago, Ill.   WASHINGTON – On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed Affordable Clean Energy proposal in Chicago, Ill. The proposal would replace the prior administration’s Power Plan (CPP), which many have criticized as overly prescriptive and burdensome, with an approach that empowers states, promotes energy independence, and facilitates economic growth and job creation. Specifically, the ACE Rule establishes emission guidelines for states to use when developing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions at their power plants.   WHAT: Public hearing on the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2018 WHERE: Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois   The hearing will convene at 9 am local time and conclude at 8 pm or until everyone has had a chance to speak. All persons wanting to speak are encouraged to register in advance. Registration information will be posted at https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/proposal-affordable-clean-energy-ace-rule.   Oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing will be considered with the same weight as written statements and supporting information submitted during the public comment period. Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment period, which is Oct. 31, 2018. Comments should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 and may be submitted by one of the methods listed on the ACE proposal: How to Comment web page (https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/affordable-clean-energy-rule-proposal-how-comment).   Background The proposal will work to reduce GHG emissions through four main actions:   ACE defines

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