Archive for the 'Sustainability' Category

November 15 is America Recycles Day!

Published: 9 November 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Kick off America Recycles Day by taking a “pledge to recycle” your glass bottles and jars. Or participate in one of thousands of recycling events across the country. Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only […]

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Marion County Glass Act Recycling Project Could Be Statewide Model

Published: 6 October 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

According to the “Marion Star,” Angie Carbetta has taken Dumpster diving to new heights. The director for Marion County Recycling and Litter Prevention recently learned that her office’s Glass Act initiative won recognition as a Friend of Glass from The Glass Packaging Institute. Using a $10,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division […]

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The Glass Packaging Institute Reveals 2011 Friends of Glass Honorees

Published: 30 September 2011
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is recognizing eight “Friends of Glass” in four categories, honoring those companies, organizations, and persons making significant and innovative efforts to promote or participate in glass container recycling for bottle-to-bottle use. “Friends of Glass” are being recognized in September as part of Recycle Glass Month, a month-long initiative to encourage […]

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September Is Recycle Glass Month!

Published: 6 September 2011
Category: Local, Recycling, Sustainability

GPI’s Recycle Glass Month 2011 will unite communities across the U.S. with glass container manufacturers, suppliers, and recyclers around local events to build awareness and boost glass bottle recycling. With 55 awareness activities in 20 states in 2010, Recycle Glass Week created buzz across the country that recycling glass bottles and jars has powerful environmental […]

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A Special Post from Mrs. Carter’s 11th Grade Science Class

Published: 5 August 2011
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

While working on their studies on finding ways to help the environment and “go green,” they came across Keep It Organic and found it to be a valuable resource. They were kind enough to share even more resources with our readers. Take a look!

Green Crafts For Kids A Guide To Water Conservation Great Ways To […]

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How To Choose A Safe And Reusable Water Bottle

Published: 13 July 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to “Quality Health,” drinking plenty of water is among the best things you can do for your health. Switching from a disposable to reusable water bottle is among the best things you can do for the planet. Check out these tips before you go shopping for a reusable water bottle.

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Keeping Your Lawn “Green” This Summer

Published: 30 June 2011
Category: Local, Sustainability

For many people, the effort to keep their lawn green, especially during the summer months, means using lots of chemical and synthetic fertilizers. There are organic products that could accomplish the same end by very different means.

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Are Plant-Based Bottles Still Plastic?

Published: 22 June 2011
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to “Slate,” despite all the buzz, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo’s plant-based bottles are still plastic. The companies have replaced the fossil fuels (petroleum and natural gas) traditionally used to make plastic bottles with ethanol from renewable sources (plant waste in Pepsi’s case and Brazilian sugar cane in Coke’s). Though these initial inputs come from renewable, […]

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Panama City Offers New Market And Cafe To Enjoy Organic Foods

Published: 17 June 2011
Category: Local, Organic Products in Glass, Recycling, Sustainability

According to the Panama City “News Herald,” eating organic has always been a way of life for Sandy Pearson, co-owner of Zen Garden and Lotus Café with Joe McKenna. Except for the all-natural chicken and shrimp, all of the ingredients at Lotus Café are organic, from the ginger ale and root beer she got for […]

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New Standard Launched To Certify Cosmetic Product Life Cycle

Published: 16 June 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to “GCI Magazine,” nonprofit organization, Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first U.S. certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products that covers the whole product life cycle. To achieve the standard, manufacturers must satisfy performance, health and environmental requirements, as well as social responsibility, packaging and labeling requirements—in addition to providing […]

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