Bloomberg Reports: The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle


The U.S. alone accounts for 5.35 billion pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic a year, less than a third of which is recycled, according to the National Association for PET Container Resources, an industry group. The world's track record is even worse, with an average recovery rate of 10 percent.

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Costa Cruises Releases Results of Its Three-Year ‘Sustainable Cruise’ Project Aboard Costa Pacifica

Press Release
October 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Costa Cruises has released the results of a three-year Sustainable Cruise Project co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the LIFE program. Begun in September 2011 aboard Costa Pacifica, the pilot project tested and evaluated shipboard waste-management models and techniques that conformed to the European Directive on Waste, which is based on the “Three Rs”: Reduce, Reuse, 

Sustainability Report: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The classic waste minimization hierarchy revolves around “the three Rs”—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

We fully embrace the concept of waste minimization across the supply chain—from the way we design our products and run our operations to the end of life of products and packaging materials that we deliver to our customers.


My 3-Step Strategy for Longer-Lasting Clothes

Own, trade, and restyle your duds to keep them around — and looking good — longer. Wallet, wardrobe, and world will all thank you.

With two daughters that are 3 years apart, I am lucky that my clothing budget for kid number two is significantly reduced.


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