Resource Conservation
The Economic Impact of Climate Change

The economic impact of climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction efforts may result in the most dramatic shift in the basic metrics of business and finance in history.

Without a crystal ball, no one knows how the evolution of regulated or voluntary climate change markets will mature. The introduction of cap and trade regulations, the possibility of a carbon tax and the creation of new tax credits are all on the horizon. Major corporations have appointed environmental officers charged with the mandate to have their organizations become carbon neutral.

The measurement and certification of carbon reduction efforts may qualify for carbon emission credits or carbon offset credits . The trading of carbon offset credits provides a method for broad participation in the carbon markets. The acquisition of carbon offset credits may assist anyone in becoming carbon neutral by offsetting their carbon footprint.

RecycleNet Corporation has taken a pioneering step by introducing the Recycling Offset Credits (ROCs) program. By measuring and certifying recycling efforts we may be able to demonstate the huge impact recycling can have on our environment and climate change efforts.

Collecting Used Vegetable Oil (UVO) and recycling it into BioFuel or BioDiesel is one example of the benefits of recycling. Increased demand for silicon scrap has strengthened mineral markets.
Throwing away a single aluminum can is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline. Recycle the whole can, not just the can tabs.

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