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
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.
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
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
No ordinary recycled bridge
This recycled plastic bridge we came across(pun intended), is one of the best ideas we’ve seen. We can all agree that the recycling of plastic in any capacity makes us happy. But this footbridge which spans across the Tweed River in Wales goes above and beyond(last pun, we promise). It’s the sheer volume of plastic that is recycled…
IBWA Position Statement on False and Misleading Claims by the Environmental Working Group on Bottled Water Labeling
On January 5, 2011, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) issued a report critiquing — in scorecard form — the information on bottled water product labels. Provided below are IBWA’s comments and responses to some of the many false and misleading statements in the report.
Go Green, Use Blue
The city of Hartford, Conn. will introduce a new pilot program called “Go Green Use Blue.” The program will include using single-stream recycling project, and will work in conjunction with RecycleBank’s incentive program.
Correcting the record on Fannin County, Georgia
A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution addresses aquifer and well depletion in Fannin County, Georgia. Unfortunately, blame is placed on the shoulders of the bottled water componaies that do honest business in the county.
A focus on bottled water singles out the bottled water industry from among the thousands of industrial water users. This scrutiny does nothing to protect and preserve renewable groundwater resources, nor does it help to arrive at an effective water policy.