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Page 3 of Green Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Pallet Buyers Need to be Aware of ‘Voodoo’ Environmental Claims, says PALNET USA

VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The pallet industry has begun to promote green and with that, environmental claims are sprouting up everywhere, cautions PALNET. A 2008 study conducted by Price Waterhouse found that consumers only believe 16 percent of environmental claims. There’s a good reason why. Of 1,753 environmental claims researched last year, all but one were either false or misleading, according to the State of Green Business report.

Encinitas’ First Green Station – Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair Receives New Environmental Status

ENCINITAS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair (EFADAR) has announced that they are now one of the first certified ‘Green Stations’ in the State of California. The Department of Toxic Substances Control, in conjunction with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, awarded the certification on April 15, 2009. Since 1988, Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair has been dedicated to the service of its customers, its community, and its planet.

Bambeco Launches Online Store to Make Stylish Eco Living Easier with Hip, Green Products for Home and Life

MOOREFIELD, W.Va., May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently launched on Earth Day, Bambeco.com features hundreds of hot, eco-friendly products, with head-turning style at affordable prices. From elegant goblets made of recycled wine bottles to smart wallets fashioned from reclaimed truck inner tubes, Bambeco offers consumers unprecedented green lifestyle choices.

Plastic or Wood Pallets: Which is Greener? Debunking the Environmental Myth of Plastic Pallets

VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a leading nationwide supplier of shipping pallets, issued a statement today regarding the environmental impact of plastic versus wood pallets. According to Smith, ‘For all the green rhetoric being tossed around today by the manufacturers of plastic pallets about their sustainability and recyclable nature, the facts are still the facts.’

Aicello Acquisition of Tohcello PVA Film Business Group

VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, March 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aicello announced today an agreement to acquire Tohcello Company’s polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film product line and assets. The move is part of Aicello’s strategy to expand PVA film business as a core product offering, by increasing production capacity and leveraging the assets and technology included in the acquisition. The sale will be completed on April 1, 2009.

South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. Secures Investment from BP Alternative Energy Plc

ZURICH, Switzerland, March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BP Alternative Energy Plc has taken a minority interest in South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., a leading developer of high-quality greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Since its inception in 2006, South Pole has been profitable and has financed its growth out of the cash flow generated from carbon asset development and related advisory services.

Bokashicycle Delivers Safer and More Effective Alternative to Traditional Composting

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse gases.

MicroGen Systems Wins NYSERDA Contract; to Partner with The Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Developing Micro-Energy Harvesting Technology

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MicroGen Systems, LLC has been awarded a $300,000 contract for its Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester project by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The program budget is $619,000 with $319,000 in matching funds coming from The University of Vermont (UVM) Innovations Fund, ITC’s Army Research Laboratory funds, and MicroGen itself. MicroGen is a spinout from UVM, which is commercializing technology exclusively licensed from UVM.

Verdessence Online Eco Store Provides One-Stop-Shop for Everything Sustainable

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sustainable, green, and eco-friendly have become part of everyday vocabulary. That’s why Verdessence, a new e-commerce site has assembled a web site that offers everything from the latest eco fashions to biodegradable plates; it’s sustainable and stylish shopping.

All Paper Greeting Cards at Card Cafe Are Now Environmentally Friendly

OREM, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Card Cafe, a global technology provider, today announced that all cards ordered from CardCafe.com will meet the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. Card Cafe takes all cards ordered online then prints and mails them for the customer. All Card Cafe greeting cards will have the Forest Stewardship Council logo on them. This logo signifies the highest standards have been met to ensure environmental sustainability.