Comments on: Science Wednesday: Smart Investments: Technology for the Planet and the Economy The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:31:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Marks Spencer Thu, 01 Sep 2011 22:40:44 +0000 Three of the most common items one can address to be more environmental conscious and thus become a greener business, are:

#Use recycled printer paper

#Refill or recycle printer cartridges and

# Better computer usage.

One of the easiest ways in greening your business environment is to use recycled printer paper. Not all recycled printer paper are good, so when buying such printer paper, make sure to buy paper that does not use a chlorine process during the making of the paper, as these chemicals are also harmful to the environment. Using recycled printer paper will go a long way in saving trees and the environment.

By: Jan Smith Tue, 12 Jul 2011 03:08:21 +0000 Perhaps it may be the right time to mention that Australia has just released our Government’s policy for a Carbon Tax. Personally, I believe they have done a pretty good job with the go-low-go-slow approach. They do finally have the numbers in Parliament but it is proposed but not yet quite law. The new law will be effective as from 1 July 2012.

A tax on Carbon is the best way to curb pollution according to our economists; to ‘encourage’ innovation and change by heavy polluters and that includes small businesses as well as the big polluters. Personally, I agree. What do others here think?

By: Steve Wed, 21 Jul 2010 04:11:24 +0000 James Becker,

Dry ice is an amazing product. It can definitely be used for many things. You can see a good list on this dry ice website. The fact that dry ice blasting is a “green” technology is amazing in itself. I can only imagine if every used dry ice blasting instead of things like chemical cleaning. Imagine the impact on the environment!

By: jack Tue, 27 Oct 2009 04:53:23 +0000 Dry ice in Cleveland? Contradiction in terms isn’t it?


By: Yani Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:43:57 +0000 It’s absolutely amazing how we all get to watch technology grow in every conceivable direction. I found some interesting predictions about the direction of future technology at pandalous. They’re here:

By: James Becker Sun, 19 Apr 2009 17:16:19 +0000 Environmental Sustainability:
Reducing Carbon Foot Print with reduction of CO2 Gases

We are a manufacture of dry ice, and dry ice blast cleaning systems for the past 19 hrs in Cleveland, Ohio. A percentage of the dry ice we produce is used in food processing, and in medical requirements. The CO2 used in the manufacturing is FDA approved.
The dry ice blast cleaning technology is used to clean electric motor, printing presses, tire molds, and nuclear decontamination etc. Dry ice in the form of rice (1/8” diameter) pellets is accelerated out a nozzle using compressed air to do the cleaning process.
This technology produces no mixed waste as in sand blasting and chemical cleaning.
During the process of manufacturing dry ice, we exhaust 76,000 lbs/week of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Note: It takes 2.5 lbs of liquid CO2 to make one pound of dry ice without a vapor recovery system. With vapor recovery it takes 1.1 lbs of liquid CO2 to make one pound of dry ice.
Vapor recovery will reduce our emission from 76,000 lbs/wk to just 4800 lbs/wk.
There is equipment on the market that will capture these exhaust gases but is too expensive for a small business like ourselves.
This process with vapor recovery is a sustainable project which can meet a lot of government new EPA requirements.
Can you help me to find the agency in the government SBIR program that will review our request?

What will the Vapor Recovery process do?
1) It will reduce carbon emissions from 76,000 lbs/ week to 4800 lbs/week.
(And its Sustainability is evident because it’s every week reduction)
2) It will reduce the amount of deliveries from three / week to one / week.
Deliveries are in (40,000 lb tankers) of Liquid CO2 from Lima to Cleveland.
3) My cost for consumables will be reduced by more the 50%.
4) Customers product cost will be reduced.
5) The source of plant production will be reduced.

James Becker
2140 Scranton Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
216-696-8797 Ph
216-696-8794 Fax
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