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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Naked Juice’s 100% Post Consumer Recycled PET (rPET)

Check out this You Tube video from Naked Juice talking about their reNEWabottle – made from 100% post consumer recycled PET (rPET).

Made with recycled plastic and fully recyclable … helping to reduce energy and reduce landfill waste.


Via:  Naked Juice LINK

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cracker Barrel Plans EV charging Stations at 24 Tennessee Restaurants

The lack of EV charging stations is a key infrastructure item slowing the acceptance of pure electric vehicles.  With limited battery life a charging statioin is a key "must have" for a pure EV.

Cracker Barrel is helping to build out the infrastructure using locations along highways.  They plan to install  EV chargers from ECOtality at 24 locations in Tennessee.  Many of the locations are identified … see map (right) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Dines and shoppers can get “ … an 80% charge … in just under a half hour at … locations which will have the DC Fast Charging stations. …”:

Plans are to start installation in the spring of ‘11 and be complete in several months.  Check the Cracker Barrel web site for updates.

Via:  Cracker Barrel  LINK

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scott Smart Flush™ Helps Save Water and Money

Scott Smart FlushFollow the simple directions on the bag and you could be on your way to saving 2000 gallons of water a year with Scott Smart Flush.  Smart Flush is a bag that sits in the water tank of the toilet and reduces each flush by 1 liter. 

Currently available in 8 and 12 pack rolls of Scott Naturals.

This is a simple and for now free way to save water and money - and be GREEN.

Via:  Scott  LINK

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Motorola Takes Back / Recycles Cell Phones (even if not from Motorola)

As part of their corporate responsibility program Motorola has a program that will take back / recycle any mobile phone – even if not a Motorola product.

Some are repurposed (after refurbishing) to developing countries … others are just recycled.

Since consumer participation is a key drive Motorola tries to get more people involved in recycling mobile phones by among other things “enclosing …prepaid return envelopes with new products … Providing prepaid postage labels on our website ….” and participating in programs like “ … Mobile Muster in Australia, Green Box in China, Plug in to eCycling in the U.S. and Recycle My Cell in Canada “

Via: Motorola LINK

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Waste to Energy -- Sustainable Waste Solutions

I saw a trailersws trailer in a parking lot with the Sustainable Waste Solutions and knew there would be a blog post there.  SWS is a local company with a Souderton, Pa  address that turns waste to energy (W2E).

" ... a landfill-free alternative for recycling, waste transportation, and disposal to companies ... throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley and Delaware. ... we generate enougsustaninab,e waster solutonsh electricity from waste to power tens of thousands of homes per day ..."

W2E burns waste material to generate electric and results in waste that is only 10% by volume compared to the starting amount.

Until we run out of trash (not too likely in the near term) this is a renewable energy solution!

Via:  Sustainable Waste Solutions  LINK