News and Media Archive for year 2011

Dec 12, 2011

Keeping Bottled Water On Tap At DePaw

In an effort to become "green," these DePaw students speak out about the real effect they have "digested" since the campus made its attempt to become "green." It's a very interesting article in the aftermath of a campus ban on bottled water through the life of the campus student

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Dec 9, 2011

Creative Recyling Produces A Beautiful Christmas Tree!

A Lithuanian town uses creativity to not only produce a beautiful Christmas tree but this town has shown the World that everyone can take part in the effort to recycle their plastic bottles. This 42-foot tree has brought great joy to this community and an applause for showing us all that we can take  part in the effort to recycle.

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Nov 28, 2011

Recycled water bottles; are you wearing one?

An interesting New York Times article discusses the use of plastics to make fleece. It was not until 1993 that industry-leasers Patagonia and Polartec began pursuing the use of recycled plastics in their materials. In recent years, however, the industry has greatly improved the use of recycled plastics (such as bottled water containers) to embrace environmental issues and still keep consumers warm and comfortable.

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Nov 16, 2011

How falling ill with dysentery inspired a Kenyan teenager

When Joel Mwale was hospitalized with dysentery, his doctors advised him to focus his energies on making a full recovery.

The Kenyan student had caught the illness after consuming contaminated water distributed by his municipal council during the country's annual dry season.

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Nov 15, 2011

AT&T's New Bottled Water Power Adapter?

AT&T with their focus on energy conservation and being good stewards of the earth has launched a new "green" Back-Up Battery Charger. The external casing is made from recycled post-consumer water-cooler bottles and consists of about 25% of its composition. The Motorola P793 shuts down when it reaches a full charge and is the first product AT&T has ever sold that is certified CarbonFree®.

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Nigeria's plastic bottle house

Nigeria's first house built from discarded plastic bottles is proving a tourist attraction in the village of Yelwa.
Hundreds of people - including government officials and traditional leaders - have been coming to see how the walls are built in the round architectural shape popular in northern Nigeria.

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Nov 8, 2011

DePauw University poised to fight back the ban

A DePauw University economics major laments the bottled water ban placed on the University’s campus in May 2010.  Catherine Napier, a senior, notes the lack of beverage choices on her campus and explains her preference for the convenience and taste of bottled water.  As demand (and support) for bottled water grows on campus, the same student body that spearheaded this ban may wind up being the market forces that bring it back.
Read: Bottled water, in demand

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