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Posts Tagged ‘plastic bottles’

S’well bottles are not only stylish and functional, they’re environmentally and socially conscious too. The bottles are able to keep beverages cold or hot, are toxin-free, non-leaching and made with high-quality stainless steel, eliminating plastic bottles. Through their partnership with WaterAid, every S’well bottle sold will help support WaterAid’s program that improves access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

swellbottle.com
June 15, 2012 9:46 am

20-ounce plastic bottles are being recycled and used in the carpeting of the all-new 2013 Ford Escape

BY DEBBIE MIELEWSKI, PHD

The all-female Ford Biomaterials Research Group (from left) Dr. Cynthia Flanigan, Laura Beyer, Dr. Debbie Mielewski, Dr. Ellen Lee, Angela Harris.

When people think of a car’s defining features – especially those that determine its environmental friendliness – engines and tailpipes usually come to mind, with less attention given to all that’s in between. However, when it comes to reducing a car’s (or any product’s) environmental footprint, a more holistic approach is required. Significant thought must be applied to each detail, and even the materials that comprise each detail. Doing this has been my job (and passion!) for the past 12 years.

May 2, 2012 10:47 am