Check out our friend Robert Parker in Label King’s Liner Recycling video!
I’d like to spend 24 hours with Susan Brantley and Anna Meyendorff. Susan is a “distinguished” professor of Geosciences and Director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania University. She is also a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. Anne is a faculty associate at the International Policy Center of the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan (M Go Blue, right; another one of those bastions of “the highest” learning)! Pretty impressive credentials, don’t you think?
These two collaborated in a recent column in The New York Times titled, “The Facts on Fracking.” They, these two highly “distinguished and learned” educators, in my view, missed a wonderful opportunity to preach the “gospel according to Calvin.” This is the same gospel that I’ve written about over the years in my “Letters to the Earth,” that watches, observes, reports, and opines about the happenings around our globe.
Their column, which I want to review, misses the whole point. It says nothing about the US Energy Policy, or lack thereof. It says nothing about renewables. It merely says drilling for natural gas is okay. And, if hydraulic fracturing gives us an alternative to some other fossil fuel, e.g., coal, we’re going to be fine. I disagree. And Susan and Anna, I want time to give you my view. (Mr. Editor, will you set this up?)
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It is probably more difficult to affect culture change than develop a meaningful relationship. Let me try to explain. I was thinking about health and safety (and health insurance) and wondered if “relationships,” internal and external, are meaningful in a positive health and safety culture. I concluded yes, they are.
Consider your own environment. It doesn’t make any difference if you’re in an office or a factory. If management doesn’t create a culture that supports a healthy life style, your insurance premiums go up. Simple examples are smoking, drinking and lack of exercise – which all affect health which lead to more doctor visits which lead to higher medical insurance costs. How does management promote a culture of health? How can relationships form that will help develop this culture.
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The annual AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2013, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 20th and 21st March, 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
This unique industry platform brings together key industry players to network, educate, discuss, debate and share valuable information on the market, current issues, opportunities, and developments in the ever-changing and challenging release liner industry worldwide.
- Using Sustainable Nanotechnology to Improve Release Base Paper Performance
- Fostry, Paper & Packaging Industry: 2011 / 2012 Performance of the Top 100 and Outlook
- Building & Construction Market: Release Liner Application, Trends, and Challenges –
A Manufacturers Perspective
- Graphic Tape Market: Application tapes, Challenges in use of Premasks for Plotter cut
and Printed Graphics
- Industrial Market: Release Liner Applications for Insulation in Appliance Applications
- Product Identification Market: Release Liner Trends in the Film Industry
This year, the Conference also includes two unique concurrent Workshops:
- Is Liner Recycling an Obstacle or an Opportunity? (FACILITATED BY CHANNELED RESOURCES’ VERY OWN CALVIN FROST)
- Business Development & Growth Opportunities
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Music has always been a priority in my life. I think that led me to harmonizing with nature and, eventually, as my career became more defined, a love of preserving the environment in any way possible. As history would have it, I entered the recycling industry in 1969, and the next 10 years, during a series of moves and employment changes, went from traditional recycling to focusing on the development of alternatives to landfilling “non-recyclables,” which I define as coated, treated, and laminated papers and films. Today my entire focus is the development of environmental solutions for those same substrates. It’s my world. I read, breathe, and eat anything and everything that has to do with offering solutions for the by-product that is generated in the supply chain of these materials. Of course, the end product for all is packaging.
I suppose this is a preamble to the columns that you will read from me in 2013. They will focus on solutions and problems that we all encounter, whether they are environmental or economic.
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