Posted on August 14, 2015 by Envirothink
Coffee lovers have long embraced the single serving cup of coffee. While many love the efficiency and ease of machines such as Keurig, folks looking for more environmentally friendly alternatives have been out of luck. Until now.
Marley Coffee – a sustainably grown, ethically grown artisan coffee founded by Rohan Marley (Bob Marley’s son) – just announced its first retail shipment of the new recyclable EcoCup, an easy-to-recycle, single-serve capsule that’s compatible with most Keurig® K-Cup® machines. The EcoCup offers great-tasting, premium coffee in a sustainable format that will dramatically reduce the amount of waste that’s normally produced by traditional capsules. Created in a strategic partnership with Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Marley Coffee is the first premium coffee brand to bring this sustainable solution to market, five years ahead of coffee industry giants.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Bob Marley, espresso, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Keurig K-Cup, kosher, landfills, Marley Coffee, Marley Coffee RealCup, Rainforest Alliance Certified, recyclable, recycle, Rohan Marley, single serving coffee, sustainable, USDA organic | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 28, 2014 by Envirothink
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce about 4.4 pounds of garbage daily. That’s around 1,600 pounds a year!
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: garbage, landfill, landfill waste, recyclable, recycling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, waste, waste stream, world’s population | 1 Comment »
Posted on April 1, 2013 by Envirothink
Having a new dog in the house means my collection of chew toys is growing. But as a responsible pet “Mom”, I wondered just how healthy or safe they were.
There are currently no standards concerning the levels or types of chemicals in pet toys. Because pets chew, lick and carry their toys around, they’re exposed to higher levels of hazardous chemicals including phthalates, BPA (Bisphenol A), lead and arsenic. There aren’t many studies regarding the interaction or impact of these on animals. But given the toxicity of these chemicals in humans, finding pet toys without these is important. Continue reading
Filed under: Pet products | Tagged: asbestos, BPA, FDA, hazardous chemicals, organic, pet toys, phthalates, recyclable, West Paw Design, zero waste, Zogoflex | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 5, 2013 by Envirothink
This is the 2nd segment of the short series on recycling opportunities.
The list of what’s recyclable continues to grow, as do the opportunities of where and how to do so. Here is a current list and links to help you locate drop-off points.
Filed under: Recycling, Uncategorized | Tagged: #5 plastic, Bag-2-Bag, Call2Recycle, CalRecycle, curbside recycling, Gimme 5, Hilex, plastic, polystyrene, recyclable, recycling | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 25, 2012 by Envirothink
We Americans love our water bottles. Even though we purchased more single use plastic kind last year than the year before, we can’t wait to grab the latest, colorful ones we see on store shelves. Made from stainless steel, aluminum, BPA-free plastic – the choices are mind-boggling.
For those looking for a different, sexy looking portable bottle, check out the PURE Glass Bottle.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: BPA-free, FDA, plastic, PURE Glass Bottle, recyclable, reusable, water | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 10, 2012 by Envirothink
Green glass isn’t always easy to recycle; photo by David Tames, Flickr
Most consumers think that any colored glass can be automatically recycled. And technically that’s true. But recyclers know all glass isn’t created equal.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: California, Container Recycling Institute, curbside collection, curbside collection programs, fiberglass, green, green glass, ReCommunity Recycling, recyclable, recycled, recycling, Ripple Glass, winemaking | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 24, 2012 by Envirothink
The following is an excerpt from an article by Jeff Davis, otherwise known as The Go Green Guy
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to start down the road to Greener living.
Nobody is going to be completely Green, but like I’ve said before, “take baby steps! Every little step adds up. For every action there is a reaction.”
If you make positive actions, no matter how small they may seem, the overall reaction can be huge!
So why not concentrate on something that is really easy to do and maybe even get paid for some of it. RECYCLE!
Many items are recyclable that people do not seem to know about.
To discover the list of 19 items that can be recycled (some were new to this editor!), check out the full article at http://bit.ly/zP6FB4.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: green, recyclable, recycle, recycling | 2 Comments »