recycling

Nespresso Proves That Single Serve Coffee Makers Can Be Environmentally Friendly

(3BL/Justmeans) Machines that brew single cups of coffee are extremely popular. Single serving coffee brewing machines are the second most popular brewing system in the US after drip coffee makers. In 2017, 29 percent of American coffee drinkers used them to brew their favorite drink.

The Very Special and Different ‘Bloom Project’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We know that today, there are so many items that can be upcycled, from paper to plastic to clothes, but it’s rare that we hear about flowers being given a new lease of life.

Bacardi Limited’s‭ ‬42BELOW Vodka Brand Makes Soap From Cocktail Lemons

(‬3BL Media/Justmeans‭) — ‬Cutting down on waste requires companies to be innovative.‭ ‬That‭’‬s something vodka brand‭ ‬42BELOW knows all about.‭ ‬A company owned by Bacardi Limited,‭ ‬42BELOW‭ ‬has‭ ‬launched a line of soap made from recycled cocktail lemons,‭ ‬the first of its kind.‭ ‬It signed up bars across Australia and New Zealand to collect the used lemons and fruit used in‭ ‬their‭ ‬cocktails and send them to the company’s lab‭ ‬that

Whirlpool Labels Packaging So Customers Know How To Recycle It

There is a need for labels that tell consumers packaging can be recycled. Twenty-eight percent of Americans say they will only recycle items that they know are recyclable. Only one in five will do extra research to determine if an item can be recycled if it is not clearly labeled. One company is leading the way when it comes to communicating to consumers about packaging.

How Healthcare Plastic Can Be Part of the Circular Economy

Hospitals rely on a vast amount of plastic--from irrigation bottles to pitchers. What happens to that plastic when it’s reached the end of its uselessness? It is used once and then chucked into the garbage bin.

Companies Saving Unwanted Clothes From Ending Up In Landfills

Textile waste is a huge problem. In just the U.S. alone, 25 million pounds of textiles are created every year. That is about 82 pounds per person. Only 15 percent is donated or recycled, and the rest ends up in landfills. The amount that isn’t recycled is about 21 billion pounds, and is over 5.2 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the U.S.

Herman Miller Empowers Mothers In Haiti

(3BLMedia/Justmeans) – Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the poorest countries in the developing world. Its per capita income of $250 is considerably less than one-tenth the Latin American average. So, when a positive and unique story comes along about empowering local mothers, you immediately want to share that story.

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

How Closed Loop Systems Keep Unwanted Clothing From Landfills

The clothing industry has a big impact on the environment. Synthetic materials take a long time to decompose once they end up in landfills. For example, nylon takes 30 to 40 years to decompose. In 2012, an estimated 14.3 million tons of textiles were generated that made up 5.7 percent of the total municipal solid waste. One way for companies to prevent unwanted clothing from ending up in landfills is to create a closed loop system.

Hospital In California’s Drought Stricken Central Valley Will Use Recycled Water

In case you live in a bubble and don’t know that California is in the third year of one of its worst droughts, driving through many towns in the state this summer might give you a clue something is not normal. Many public properties feature brown lawns, as do many lawns in residential areas. The San Joaquin Valley is one area that is already dry due to its desert climate.

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