How the plastic bottle went from miracle container to hated garbage

August 23rd, 2019 - The moment the modern plastic beverage bottle changed the world’s drinking habits is difficult to pinpoint. The day New York supermodels began carrying tall bottles of Evian water as an accessory on fashion show catwalks in the late 1980s surely signaled the future ahead. 
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Organ Mountain Outfitters lets you wear your plastic bottles with Eco-Tees

August 29th, 2019 - LAS CRUCES - “We took a popular design and gave it a refreshed look with a shirt from one of our manufacturers,” says Chris Lang, Organ Mountain Outfitters owner. “We are now offering Eco-Tees, manufactured with 60 percent organic cotton and 40 percent recycled plastic bottles … with zero dye usage and zero water." Read More

What's next for California container recycling after rePlanet's closure?

August 28th, 2019 - The recent announcement that California’s largest operator of beverage container redemption centers was immediately shutting down all locations has left many wondering what happens next with recycling in the state. Read More

CA's Recycling Center Crisis: What Can Local Consumers Do?

August 27th, 2019- California's container deposit system is facing an unprecedented crisis, with the closure of more than 1,300 recycling centers since 2013 – resulting in less recovered income for consumers, fewer jobs, and significant harm to the sustainable economy and the environment. Read More

Led by a Spanish nun, bottle and can collectors seek a raise

August 21, 2019 - Ana Martinez de Luco, a Catholic nun from Spain’s Basque country, found a new calling about a decade ago helping the poorest of Brooklyn’s poor. In 2008 she helped launch the nonprofit Sure We Can Inc., which collects recyclable bottles and cans and returns them to distributors. 
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