Boise Startup Retrolux Announced as a Finalist for Dreampitch 2017

Leif Elgethun, 37, serial entrepreneur and founder of Retrolux

Smart lighting software solution one of three finalists competing for $250K at Salesforce competition Nov. 7

Salesforce’s Dreampitch gives early-stage startups the opportunity to showcase their business idea to potential customers, partners, investors and industry experts. ”

— Leyla Seka, EVP, AppExchange and host of Dreampitch

BOISE, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Boise, Idaho, October 31, 2017 – Retrolux today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for Dreampitch at Dreamforce 2017, a competition designed to recognize startups that have built their technology on the Salesforce Platform. The second annual Dreampitch is held at Dreamforce, the most inspiring technology event of the year and the world's largest gathering of Trailblazers. A local live stream will be held at Trailhead Boise, 500 S. 8th St., beginning at 5 p.m. this Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Retrolux is one of three finalists for Dreampitch 2017, for its innovative work in revolutionizing the lighting industry by connecting smart building product vendors directly with wholesale buyers. Retrolux will have the opportunity to pitch their company on the main stage at Dreamforce, in front of thousands of attendees and a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and business experts. The judges will select one winner to receive a $250,000 investment opportunity from Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s corporate investment group.

Retrolux was founded by Leif Elgethun, a 37-year-old engineer, Idaho native and serial entrepreneur who says he decided “on a whim” to apply for the world-renowned event last September.

Comments on the News
• “Being a finalist at Dreampitch is a game changer,” said Elgethun. “It’s huge for us in terms of raising the capital we need to scale, the exposure to customers and strategic partners, and ultimately, to our goal of creating more jobs in the Treasure Valley.”
• “Salesforce’s Dreampitch gives early-stage startups the opportunity to showcase their business idea to potential customers, partners, investors and industry experts.” said Leyla Seka, EVP, AppExchange and host of Dreampitch. “We are excited about the amazing finalists and innovations for this year’s Dreampitch."
• “Salesforce Ventures is committed to empowering and fueling our ecosystem," said Matt Garratt, VP, Salesforce Ventures. “Dreampitch is a great way to see what innovative, early stage companies are building on our platform and we are excited to once again be a part of it."

About Dreampitch
Dreampitch at Dreamforce 2017 is a contest designed to recognize top startups whose products are built on the Salesforce Platform (Lightning, Force.com or Heroku). Finalists will present their business pitch live to a panel of judges on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Dreamforce in San Francisco, CA.

Salesforce, Dreamforce and others are among the trademarks of Salesforce.com, Inc.

About Retrolux
Founded in 2016, Retrolux provides technology and services that bring sustainable, productive, and healthy solutions to smart buildings. Learn more at www.retrolux.com.

Additional Resources
• Learn more about Dreampitch 2017: https://www.salesforce.com/video/1580179/
• Discover the other finalists recently announced: https://medium.com/inside-the-salesforce-ecosystem/meet-3-inspirational-startups-in-the-running-for-250k-in-funding-802d008de556

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Production to Halt on PS Hot Cup Lids in Favor of PP

PP is more heat resistant than PS, more environmentally friendly, and leaves less of a carbon foot print,””

— Lollicup’s founder and CEO Alan Yu.

CHINO, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chino, Calif., October 31, 2017 – Lollicup® USA Inc. will halt all production on PS (polystyrene) hot cup lids starting the end of this year, and will only produce PP (polypropylene) hot cup lids. This unprecedented decision is based on Lollicup’s move towards producing products that are recyclable, compostable, and more eco-friendly.

“PP is more heat resistant than PS, more environmentally friendly, and leaves less of a carbon foot print,” said Lollicup’s founder and CEO Alan Yu.

This decision could not be timelier, as the world’s largest coffee chain has recently switched their lids from PS to PP, and the PS lids are on the Plastics Ban List. The list was made by four non-profit watch groups, whose influence has made significant changes in the industry already.

The marketplace has seen the ban on expanded polystyrene extend from Seattle, Portland, and select cities in California to Miami, Freeport, and New York. Managers at Lollicup feel it is only a matter of time before more plastic bans will start to be enforced. CEO Alan Yu said, “This will be the trend of the future.”

About Lollicup USA
Lollicup®USA, Inc. is a premier beverage and disposable goods supplier and manufacturer, a one-stop-shop to the foodservice industry. Lollicup has developed four distinct brands such as: Karat®, Karat® Earth (eco-friendly), Tea Zone®, and Total Clean. They have also expanded their production and distribution to ensure their customers have superior customer service, fast delivery, and the latest industry innovations. www.lollicupusa.com

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Vision Gelpack Restarts Production at UK Manufacturing Plant

Restarts production of flexible packaging after sale of assets.

Visionscape Group recognized the tremendous potential in the people and capabilities of Gelpack and how its operations aligned with the Group’s efforts towards implementing a closed loop system.”

— Geoff Davis

HEREFORD, U.K., October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vision Gelpack Limited has announced that it has restarted production at its Hereford, U.K. plant on October 25.

The manufacturing plant which makes high quality polyethylene based bags and sacks serving the local authority, waste management, medical and industrial sectors has resumed operations.
UAE- based Visionscape Group purchased Gelpack Excelsior’s plant and business assets which entered administration in July 2017 resulting in the loss of 175 jobs.

“Polyethylene bag production dates back to the late 1950’s on this site and it was sad day when the machines were turned off in late July of this year.
However, the Visionscape Group recognized the tremendous potential in the people and capabilities of Gelpack and how its operations aligned with the Group’s efforts towards implementing a closed loop system- actively operating within a circular business model throughout its value chains that is committed to resource recovery and efficiency. Visionscape seeks to embed circular economy initiatives on a global scale throughout its operations with a focus on delivering utilities management solutions in emerging markets.” said Geoff Davis, Managing Director, Vision Gelpack.

Employment and production have been restored twelve weeks after the business was purchased by the Visionscape Group. Vision Gelpack will continue the tradition of the 60- year old business with a new outlook, operating responsibly within the Group’s global circular operations which focus on reducing waste in manufacturing processes, renewables and repurposed products.

Davis added “Most importantly we have started to re-employ some of those whose positions were made redundant and it was an emotional moment for all of us when the first production lines started up again several days ago. There is no doubt that Vision Gelpack is a front runner in the development and production of high quality thin gauge films and this will now continue under new ownership. Great news for the employees, great news for the city of Hereford and great news for UK manufacturing.”

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Leck Waste Services Looks to 3rd Eye Vehicle Data Suite to Deliver Lowest Cost of Ownership to Growing Fleet

3rd Eye will provide real time information on fleet management, asset management and predictive maintenance

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Media Contact:
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Leck Waste Services Looks to 3rd Eye Vehicle Data Suite to Deliver Lowest Cost of Ownership to Growing Fleet

3rd Eye, the industry leader in vehicle safety camera and radar solutions, will provide real time information on fleet management, route efficiencies, to asset management and predictive maintenance

IVYLAND, PA (October 25, 2017) — Leck Waste Systems, a prominent waste hauler servicing commercial customers throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Northeast Philadelphia and Southern Lehigh County is looking to 3rd Eye and its Enhance Vehicle Behavioral Analytics™ (VBA) to provide next-generational vehicle-based data collection and reporting solutions to drive profit to their bottom line.

3rd Eye Products and Benefits

3rd Eye, the industry leader in vehicle safety camera and radar solutions, has developed technology that digitally interprets chassis and body system inputs and communicates this information in real time – through 3rd Eye’s Hurricane Gateway. In addition, 3rd Eye camera data can also be transmitted through the gateway – allowing Leck to view and report on situational inputs immediately.

A more comprehensive definition of Enhance VBA can be found on 3rd Eye’s website along with their complete suite of safety cameras, radar systems and fleet productivity solutions.

“I believe that moving forward, our fleet would be utilizing Enhanced VBA because it is a necessity more than a luxury,” said Jason Leck Vice President, Leck Waste Services. “Enhance gives us the ability to have an in-depth look of our fleet and allows us to be more profitable against a competitor in a marketplace where there are very little margins.”

Founded in 1971, Leck Waste Systems operates over 35 commercial vehicles ranging from commercial rear loaders and front loaders to roll offs ¬– as well as offering compactor, baler, shredding and portable toilet service.

3rd Eye’s Focus on Fleet Maintenance

“From route efficiencies, to asset management, to predictive maintenance, 3rd Eye’s Enhance VBA allows fleet owners to better manage their fleet, more efficiently facilitate route collection – as well as receive real time feedback from the vehicle regarding predictive diagnostics. This allows us to better schedule fleet maintenance and reduces our asset downtime,” said Darrick Reed, President of 3rd Eye.

“With 3rd Eye’s Enhance VBA, I can respond much faster to service requests as well as validate proof of service in real time. But it also lets me know how the body systems are performing in concert with the chassis. My Operations Manager uses this information to schedule maintenance. It’s like the vehicle is talking to me and telling me how it’s feeling. It’s a game changer,” said Leck.

3rd Eye: helping fleet owners make better decisions to lower total cost of ownership.

Dover’s 3rd Eye was formed in 2001. The company provides real-time Vehicle Function/Route Performance Analytics and also uses state-of-the-art camera systems to capture and document in-cab and external events to improve the safety, reliability and profitability of collection fleet operations. 3rd Eye is committed to ongoing innovation, engineering excellence, and impeccable business ethics. For more information about 3rd Eye, visit www.3rdeyecam.com. The 3rd Eye Facebook page – or follow us on Twitter.

Dan Alderman
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Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of a Company That Is Overbilling the Defense Department or any Federal Agency in Nevada To Call About Rewards

If you can prove your Nevada based employer has overbilled the US Government and the amount of overbilling is at least a million dollars please call us at 866-714-6466”

— Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are urging an employee of a Nevada based company that is providing any type of imaginable service to the US Department of Defense or any other federal agency to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer is involved in significant overbilling, fraud or if the company is out of compliance with their federal contract. As we would like to discuss the rewards for this type of information can be substantial.” http://Nevada.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center is especially interested in hearing from an employee with proof their Nevada based employer is overbilling the US federal government for the following types of services:

* A Nevada based company providing transportation or logistics services to the US Department of Defense or any other federal agency.
* A Nevada based company providing any type of food, fuel or security services to the US Department of Defense.
* A Nevada based road builder or construction company providing services to the Department of Transportation or any other federal agency.
* A Nevada based company providing housing services to the Department of Defense, HUD or GSA
* A company in Nevada overbilling the US General Services Administration on a contract, or out of compliance with a GSA contract.
* A Nevada based food distribution company that is overbilling the Department of Agriculture for school lunch programs, or any other type of food service.
* A Nevada based environmental contractor that is overbilling the EPA for work being done at a Super Fund site.
* Special note the business could be located anywhere in Washington State including Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Paradise, Enterprise, Sparks, or Carson City.

According to the Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center, “If you can prove your Nevada based employer has overbilled the US Government and the amount of overbilling is at least a million dollars please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and let’s discuss how the whistleblower reward program works. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth?” http://Nevada.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million-dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a Nevada based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Nevada can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Nevada.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com.

Thomas Martin
Nevada Corporate Whistleblower Center
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Aquaponics 2017 Global Market by Key Players, Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish New Market Research Report On -“Aquaponics 2017 Global Market by Key Players, Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021”

PUNE, INDIA, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Aquaponics Market 2017

Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponics system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by Nitrifying bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then recirculate back to the aquaculture system.

Scope of the Report:
This report focuses on the Aquaponics in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

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Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers
Nelson and Pade
Aquaponic Source
Backyard Aquaponics
Aquaponics USA
PentairAES
Gothic Arch Greenhouses
Stuppy
ECF Farm Systems
Urban Farmers
PFAS
EcoGro
Aquaponic Lynx
Aquaponics Place
Endless Food Systems
Aonefarm
Japan Aquaponics
Evo Farm
Water Farmers

Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers
North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

Market Segment by Type, covers
Media Filled Growbeds (MFG)
Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
Deep Water Culture (DWC)
Others

Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into
Academic
Commercial
Family
Others

There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Aquaponics market.
Chapter 1, to describe Aquaponics Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;
Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Aquaponics, with sales, revenue, and price of Aquaponics, in 2016 and 2017;
Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;
..…..Continued

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Table of Contents –Analysis of Key Points

1 Market Overview
1.1 Aquaponics Introduction
1.2 Market Analysis by Type
1.3 Market Analysis by Applications
1.4 Market Analysis by Regions
1.5 Market Dynamics
1.5.1 Market Opportunities
1.5.2 Market Risk
1.5.3 Market Driving Force

2 Manufacturers Profiles
2.1 Nelson and Pade
2.1.1 Business Overview
2.1.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.1.2.1 Type 1
2.1.2.2 Type 2
2.1.3 Nelson and Pade Aquaponics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2016-2017)
2.2 Aquaponic Source
2.2.1 Business Overview
2.2.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.2.2.1 Type 1
2.2.2.2 Type 2
2.2.3 Aquaponic Source Aquaponics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2016-2017)
2.3 Backyard Aquaponics
2.3.1 Business Overview
2.3.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.3.2.1 Type 1
2.3.2.2 Type 2
2.3.3 Backyard Aquaponics Aquaponics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2016-2017)
2.4 Aquaponics USA
2.4.1 Business Overview
2.4.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.4.2.1 Type 1
2.4.2.2 Type 2
2.4.3 Aquaponics USA Aquaponics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2016-2017)
2.5 PentairAES
2.5.1 Business Overview
2.5.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.5.2.1 Type 1
2.5.2.2 Type 2
2.5.3 PentairAES Aquaponics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2016-2017)
2.6 Gothic Arch Greenhouses
2.6.1 Business Overview
2.6.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.6.2.1 Type 1
2.6.2.2 Type 2
2.6.3 Gothic Arch Greenhouses Aquaponics Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2016-2017)
2.7 Stuppy
2.7.1 Business Overview
2.7.2 Aquaponics Type and Applications
2.7.2.1 Type 1
2.7.2.2 Type 2
..…..Continued

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TOUT RECHARGER AVANT LA FIN DE L’HEURE AVANCÉE : CINQ CONSEILS PRATIQUES D’APPEL À RECYCLERMD.

D'ici le changement d'heure le 5 novembre prochain, Appel à Recycler invite tous les canadiens à remplacer et recycler leurs piles et batteries.

Le retour à l’heure normale est le moment idéal pour rappeler à nos concitoyens à quel point il est simple de recycler leurs piles et batteries de façon responsable.”

— le président d’Appel à Recycler Canada, Joe Zenobio

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cet automne, Appel à Recycler Canada, l’organisme national de collecte et de recyclage des piles et des batteries grand public, rappelle aux Canadiens que le changement d’heure est le moment idéal pour tout recharger dans leur domicile.

Plusieurs sources indiquent que le Canada figure parmi les premiers pays à avoir avancé l’heure pour la première fois en 1908. Alors que nous nous apprêtons à reculer l’heure pour la 109e fois, profitons de l’occasion pour accomplir aussi quelques tâches importantes, comme le remplacement et le recyclage des piles de nos détecteurs de fumée et de monoxyde de carbone.

Prêts à prendre un judicieux recul ? Voici cinq moyens tout simples de tout recharger dans votre domicile d’ici le passage à l’heure normale :

1. Reculez l’heure de vos appareils : Bien qu’il s’agisse du rappel le plus simple et le plus évident de la liste, c’est aussi l’un des plus importants ! À 2 h le 5 novembre, n’oubliez pas de reculer d’une heure vos horloges. Même si plusieurs horloges numériques et téléphones intelligents changeront automatiquement d’heure, souvenez-vous aussi de régler celles de vos électroménagers (cuisinière, four à micro-ondes, etc.), cafetières, montres et bonnes vieilles horloges à piles.

2. Sécurité avant tout : Prenez le temps de tester et de remplacer les piles de tous vos détecteurs de fumée et de monoxyde de carbone. Ce pilier crucial de la sécurité de votre domicile en est un souvent oublié… Le bon fonctionnement de ces dispositifs est vital pour vous avertir, votre famille et vous, en cas de danger.

3. Préparatifs hivernaux : L’hiver approche, et le changement d’heure signale qu’il est temps de préparer votre domicile au froid qui s’annonce. Profitez de l’heure supplémentaire pour approvisionner la trousse d’urgence de votre famille de nouvelles piles, d’une lampe de poche, de bougies, d’allumettes et d’un briquet, en prévision des inévitables tempêtes hivernales !

4. Dites au revoir à l’été : Selon une étude commandée par Appel à Recycler, l’accumulation de piles et batteries dure habituellement plusieurs mois… presque aussi longtemps que les Canadiens tentent de prolonger l’été. Assurez-vous d’avoir retiré les piles de tous les accessoires estivaux, par exemple, les lampes de terrasse et les haut-parleurs extérieurs, de sorte qu’ils soient rangés pour l’hiver en sûreté.

5. Recyclez vos piles et batteries : Lorsque vous remplacez les piles et les batteries de vos différents accessoires domestiques, n’oubliez pas de les recycler ! La mise hors circulation appropriée des piles et des batteries usagées est bénéfique pour l’environnement puisqu’elle les tient hors des sites d’enfouissement. Appel à Recycler recueille les piles et les batteries en vue de leur recyclage. Les¬¬ matériaux qui en sont extraits sont réutilisés pour fabriquer de nouveaux produits, comme de l’argenterie, des bâtons de golf, de nouvelles piles et plus encore.

« Depuis le début de l’année, Appel à Recycler a recueilli et recyclé plus de deux millions de kilogrammes de piles et de batteries à l’échelle du pays. Nous invitons les Canadiens à profiter de repères saisonniers, comme le changement d’heure, pour poursuivre leur excellent travail », souligne le président d’Appel à Recycler Canada, Joe Zenobio. « Le retour à l’heure normale est le moment idéal pour rappeler à nos concitoyens à quel point il est simple de recycler leurs piles et batteries de façon responsable. »

Prendre quelques instants pour rapporter les piles et batteries usagées est aussi simple et pratique que changer l’heure. Et puisque 8 000 points de dépôt sont répartis partout au pays, 91 % des Canadiens habitent dans un rayon de moins de 15 km de l’un d’eux. Pour repérer un point de dépôt, visitez la page Trouvez des points de dépôt, inscrivez votre code postal, puis trouvez le plus proche en quelques secondes.

À propos d’Appel à Recycler Canada
Appel à Recycler Canada est engagé à protéger et à préserver l’environnement grâce à la collecte et au recyclage des piles et des batteries grand public. Cet organisme à but non lucratif fondé en 1997 œuvre, au nom des parties prenantes, à proposer un programme de recyclage aux consommateurs de partout au Canada, par l’entremise de 8 000 points de dépôt faciles d’accès. Visitez appelarecycler.ca.

Pour plus de renseignements :

Lian Novak
Environics Communications for Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
lnovak@environicspr.com
416 969-1654

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RECHARGE YOUR HOME BEFORE THE END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME WITH FIVE TIPS FROM CALL2RECYCLE®

As Canadians prepare to turn back their clocks on November 5th, Call2Recycle encourages replacing and recycling your batteries!

The end of Daylight Saving Time is the perfect opportunity to remind Canadians how simple it is to responsibly recycle their batteries.”

— Joe Zenobio, President, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — This fall, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, is reminding Canadians to recharge their homes in conjunction with Daylight Saving Time.

Many sources note that Canada was one of the first countries to turn their clocks forward for the first daylight saving time in 1908. As Canada goes into its 109th year of turning back our clocks, there are a few important tasks that should be completed, including replacing and recycling the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Are you ready to ‘fall back?’ Here are five simple ways to recharge your home before the end of Daylight Saving Time:

1. Turn back your clocks: Despite being the simplest and most obvious reminder on the list, it’s one of the most important! On November 5, don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Although many digital clocks and smartphones automatically adjust, don’t forget to change the clocks on your appliances (stoves, microwaves, etc.), coffee machines, watches and of course the good, old-fashioned battery-powered clocks.

2. Put safety first: Take time to test and replace the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is a crucial component of household safety and one that often is forgotten… It’s incredibly important to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that work properly so you can keep your family and house safe.

3. Prep for winter: Winter is on the horizon and Daylight Saving Time is the perfect seasonal reminder to get your home winter ready. Capitalize on your extra hour by updating your families’ emergency kit with new batteries, a flashlight, candles, matches and a lighter for that inevitable winter storm!

4. Say goodbye to summer: According to study commissioned by Call2Recycle, battery “hoarding” typically lasts at least several months – almost the same length of time Canadians spend trying to hang onto summer. Make sure you’ve removed the batteries in staple summer items – such as patio lights, outdoor speakers, etc. – so they can be properly stored for winter.

5. Recycle your batteries: While you’re replacing the batteries in various household items, don’t forget to recycle them! Properly disposing of used batteries has a positive impact on the environment by keeping them out of landfills. Call2Recycle collects batteries for recycling and¬¬ materials are extracted and used to make new products, including silverware, golf clubs, new batteries and much more.

“So far, this year, Call2Recycle has collected and recycled over 2 million kilograms of batteries across Canada, and we encourage Canadians to use occurrences like Daylight Saving Time to keep up the great work,” said Joe Zenobio, President, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “The end of Daylight Saving Time is the perfect opportunity to remind Canadians how simple it is to responsibly recycle their batteries.”

Taking the time to turn in your batteries is as simple and convenient as turning back the clock. With 8,000 collection sites across the country, ninety-one per cent of Canadians live within 15 kilometers of one. To find a collection site, Canadians can visit the Call2Recycle locator, plug in their postal code and find their nearest recycling location within seconds.

About Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through collecting and recycling consumer batteries. Founded in 1997, the not-for-profit organization works on behalf of stakeholders to provide its battery recycling program to consumers across Canada through 8,000 convenient drop-off locations. Visit call2recycle.ca.

Lian Novak
Environics Communications for Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
(416) 969-1654
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STARBOARD LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST PLASTIC OFFSET PROGRAM FOR ITS PLASTIC USE AT PLASTICITY SYDNEY

Plastic Offset Program Scale

Plastic Offset Program Pricing

Offsetting the Boards that Ocean Users Love

Starboard Co. takes the lead in offsetting its impacts of plastic used by creating the first Plastic Offset Program (POP).

We are excited to debut the world’s first Plastic Offset Program (POP), and have created a fund to invest back into projects that remove plastic pollution to reduce our footprint.”

— Svein Rasmussen, Chief Innovator

SYDNEY, NSW, AU, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sydney, Australia – October 30, 2017 Starboard Co. has taken the lead in offsetting the impacts of the plastic used in its business by creating the first Plastic Offset Program (POP) in coordination with the Plastic Disclosure Project and its methodology for measuring a company’s plastic footprint. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Starboard has created some of the world’s best windsurf and stand up paddle boards since 1994, and is the top choice of champions and beginners around the globe. In their quest to help watersport enthusiasts best enjoy earth’s waters, however, Starboard has participated in a plastic economy that pollutes those waters with toxic plastic materials.

Starboard strives to be part of the solution, however, and not part of the problem. In their quest to lead with solutions, they have joined Ocean Recovery Alliance and their Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), which helps Starboard to understand its complete plastic use and waste footprint within the communities it serves. Starboard exports its products to over 70 countries, and has now calculated its use of plastics of every variety in boards, accessories, apparel, packaging, and operations for both 2017 and 2018. The methodology of the PDP allows a company to understand and quantify areas where recycled content, increased material recovery, or use of eco-innovation changes can be made in product lines for so that its plastic footprint can be reduced within its operations. Over the past 12 months, Starboard has already replaced over 21.2 % of virgin plastic which would have been used, in favor of recycled plastic, and also reduced overall plastic consumption by 6.5% by using more bio materials.

After calculating their Plastic Footprint, Starboard took the leap to “price” its plastic use by assigning a financial value to the plastic used in production according to three different factors: duration of use, toxicity, and creation of waste. By accounting for these factors with an offset price, the Plastic Offset Program acknowledges the dynamic nature of the problems caused by plastics and further clarifies – and quantifies – the investment necessary to mitigate the impact of plastic used. This pricing scheme also encourages companies like Starboard to rethink and reinvent how they use plastic in an effort to reduce the external cost of the plastics they use. Eliminating plastics from production, or switching to less harmful varieties (and thus with lower offset prices) will lead to a reduced investment in the Plastic Offset Program, incentivizing companies to reengineer and reduce their plastic consumption habits.

“We are excited to debut the world’s first Plastic Offset Program, the POP. We have created a fund based off of plastic use in our products, which we will invest back into projects that protect the ocean – our greatest resource and big blue playground for paddlers and windsurfers worldwide,” says Svein Rasmussen, Chief Innovator at Starboard. This initial fund of at least US$24,000, will be dedicated to “offsetting” its plastic use by removing and recycling ocean plastic. The company has already dedicated significant funds to R&D of natural materials like balsa, which can be a replacement for toxic thermoplastics like PVC, and has supported NGOs with larger funding to reduce plastic pollution impacts in waterways both in Bangkok and world-wide. The POP, NGO support, environmental R&D, and advocating for legislation, all fall under the umbrella of “Plastic Net Positive” – Starboard’s aspirational goal to do more good for the plastic economy than they do harm. Through strategic use of funds, Starboard will not only “offset” their use of plastic, but also help better integrate plastics into the circular economy and mitigate their own impact on the planet.

Starboard hopes to set an example not only for the watersports industry, but for all participants in the plastic economy. It is imperative that all stakeholders in the plastic economy recognize the unpaid costs of plastics; a toll that is taken on our environment and our health. Starboard and Ocean Recovery Alliance encourage others to not only be a participant in the PDP to benchmark their plastic use, but to also price it via the POP as they acknowledge their role as a business stakeholder in the communities they serve, and join in Starboard’s leadership to recognize the value of this externality while contributing accordingly.

About Starboard
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Starboard Co. has created some of the world’s best windsurf and stand up paddle boards since 1994, and is the top choice of champions and beginners around the globe. Dedicated to innovation and quality, Starboard is an advocate of all things wind and water, leading in the watersports industry, while pushing the limits of ocean athletic possibilities. Starboard’s vision is to change how businesses and the world see plastic, and reshape the plastic economy into a safer and greener system, so watersport enthusiasts can paddle clean waters and sail plastic-free seas. See more at http://www.star-board.blue.

About the Plastic Disclosure Project
The Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) is a global program which was launched at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and has since been endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank. The program is a methodology for calculating a baseline use of plastic and/or waste generation, similar to that of carbon or water reporting, allowing companies to better manage their plastic resources, with a reduced waste impact. The PDP is an important program to undertake in the quest to bring plastic into a much greater circular economy system. The program is operated and founded by Ocean Recovery Alliance.

About Plasticity Forum
Plasticity is about bringing together leaders who can learn and collaborate with one another to help scale up some of the great solutions to reduce plastic pollution which are now coming to market. The goal is to have a world where plastic is used, but without creating a waste footprint on our communities. Plasticity Forums showcase sustainable solutions and market opportunities for transforming plastic waste into a valuable resource. www.plasticityforum.com

Doug Woodring
Plasticity Forum
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Potato Chips Global Industry 2017 Sales, Supply and Consumption Forecasts to 2021


The analysts forecast the global potato chips market to grow at a CAGR of 4.58% during the period 2017-2021.

PUNE, INDIA, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Global Potato Chips Market

Description

WiseGuyReports.Com adds” Global Potato Chips Market 2017-2021 “Research To Its Database.

The process of making potato chips involves potato slices being cut into thin slices that are deep-fried, baked, kettle-cooked, or popped until crunchy. Consumers across the globe tend to purchase potato chips more than any other snacks, as they are ready-to-eat and stomach-filling. And increasing snacking by consumers has also helped the market growth over the years. Hence, the potato chip category is more relevant than ever, in terms of snacks.

Covered in this report 
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global potato chips market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: 
• Americas 
• APAC 
• EMEA

 

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The Global Potato Chips Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors 
• Calbee 
• Intersnack Group 
• Kellogg 
• PepsiCo

Other prominent vendors 
• Arca Continental 
• Burts Potato Chips 
• Haldiram Foods International 
• Hain Celestial Group 
• Herr Foods 
• ITC 
• Old Dutch Foods 
• The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World

Market driver 
• Changing taste preferences 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market challenge 
• Price fluctuations of potato 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market trend 
• Innovative product offerings 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key questions answered in this report 
• What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? 
• What are the key market trends? 
• What is driving this market? 
• What are the challenges to market growth? 
• Who are the key vendors in this market space?

 

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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

PART 01: Executive summary 

PART 02: Scope of the report 

PART 03: Research Methodology 

PART 04: Introduction 
• Market outline 
• Segmentation by distribution channel 

PART 05: Market landscape 
• Market overview 
• Global potato chips market 
• Five forces analysis 

PART 06: Market segmentation by distribution channel 
• Regional segmentation of potato chips market by distribution channel 
• Distribution channel segmentation in Americas 
• Distribution channel segmentation in EMEA 
• Distribution channel segmentation in APAC

 PART 07: Geographical segmentation 
• Global potato chips market by geography 
• Potato chips market in the Americas 
• Potato chips market in EMEA 
• Potato chips market in APAC 

PART 08: Key leading countries 
• The US 
• The UK 
• India 
• Japan 

PART 09: Decision framework 

PART 10: Drivers and challenges 
• Market drivers 
• Market challenges 

PART 11: Market trends 
• Innovative product offerings 
• Technological advances 
• Increase in strategic alliances 
• Growth in emerging markets 

PART 12: Competitive analysis 
• Competitive scenario 
• Competitive positioning assessment 
• Market positioning matrix based on product portfolio and market presence of key players 
• Calbee 
• Intersnack Group 
• Kellogg 
• PepsiCo 
• Other prominent market players 

………..CONTINUED

 

Norah Trent
WiseGuy Research Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
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