News and Media Archive for year 2011

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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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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rEarth Introduces A Line of 100% Recycled Flowerpots Made from Water Bottles

One innovative company is introducing rEarth, a line of 100% recycled flowerpots made from water bottles. Since only about 25% of plastic water bottles get recycled, the company hopes their new line will help raise awareness and encourage recycling. Bottled Water Matters is the official voice of the bottled water companies, formed by the IBWA. Give bottled water consumers a voice to share their ideas about bottled water facts, types of bottled water, mineral water brands, bottled water, water bottle labels

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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.
The bottles, packed with sand, are placed on their side, one on top of the other and bound together with mud.
Bottled Water Matters is the official voice of the bottled water companies, formed by the IBWA. Give bottled water consumers a voice to share their ideas about bottled water facts, types of bottled water, mineral water brands, bottled water, water bottle labels
 
 

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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
Bottled Water Matters is the official voice of the bottled water companies, formed by the IBWA. Give bottled water consumers a voice to share their ideas about bottled water facts, types of bottled water, mineral water brands, bottled water, water bottle labels

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