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Dear Friends,

We here at GrASS need your help to help us gather the below mentioned items to help us raise funds for our shelter and other independent pet rescuers.

The items are:

Scrap Paper
Old Newspapers
Old Magazines
Unwanted uncooked/raw Acidic Fruits ( Oranges, pineapples, lime,lemons)
Unwanted uncooked/raw fruits
Unwanted uncooked/raw Vegetables
Brown Sugar
Rice Bran
Red Earth
Glass Jars/Plastic containers with lids
Cardboard boxes (any other cardboard materials)
Aluminium Cans
Expired Food Products

For more ways on how or what items you can donate to help please visit HERE

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Article: Logging curbs

Tuesday August 4, 2009

DEEP in the world's tropical rainforests, workers are hammering thousands of barcodes into hardwood trees to help in the fight against illegal logging, corruption and global warming. The plastic tags, like those on supermarket groceries, have been nailed to a million trees to help countries keep track of timber reserves.

Helveta, the British company behind the technology, says the barcodes will help firms comply with tough laws on importing sustainable timber into the United States and Europe. They could also play a role in fighting deforestation, which accounts for about a fifth of global emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide.

The company has put barcodes on trees in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia and Peru. The computerised system is less prone to fraud than traditional paper records, carries live data and can help governments to collect more timber taxes, said Patrick Newton, Helveta's chief executive officer.

He said while the barcodes can't prevent criminals from chopping down trees, the system makes it hard for them to process, sell or export the wood. Foresters use handheld computers to scan the tags from the moment a tree is felled to its processing and export, and the live data is put onto Helveta's secure database.

Every tree above a certain size in a plantation is given a barcode. When a tree is cut down, another barcode is attached to the stump and more tags are nailed to the processed wood to allow customs officials to audit exports at the docks.

Officials and companies can track individual trees through the supply chain and view computerised maps of forests on the database.

Timber leaving a forest or factory without tags will immediately be viewed as illegal, Newton said. – Reuters

This article was taken from: The Star Online: Go Green Live Green 4 August 2009

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