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After hurricane Sandy, Anheuser-Busch put beer production on hold at one of their plants. They started canning drinking water for residents and relief workers.
I know cans are not a perfect solution, but it is better than plastic. It begs the question WHY don't companies [generally] sell water in cans?? They sell seltzer, tonic, etc etc, but not plain old water. Hmm, very curious.
ANYWAY, I can't imagine that using canned water would impact plane weight very much. Aluminum cans would be much better in terms of recyclability.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dear Virgin America, I Love You, But Not Your Plastic Bottles
"What do you think is the best way to get their attention?" I think we need to know what city this is in (I am monkeyjen). Like I said in my earlier post, I think each Starbucks has a different standard based on the community they reside in. Knowing which city or county or whatever would allow us to write to Starbucks about education needed in a specific area. A general comment might be for Barristas-in-training to use durable cups.
10 months, 1 week ago on Starbucks Trash: Behind the Scenes
@BethTerry Beth, I think the book design is awesome, and incredibly unique. I never saw a modern thing like it. I think most people are used to seeing covers on library books. A big clue will be when EVERY book on the shelf has one. Don't worry :)
10 months, 3 weeks ago on When a Plastic-Free Book is Covered in Plastic
@InWomenWeTrust Yeah, like a disclaimer - the author and publisher did not do this - WE DID :)
@The Green Cat I actually think it's perfectly acceptable for them to cover the book, for exactly the reasons that the librarian states. Plastic does have a place in our world and sometimes it is the best solution, though, as we know, it is often not used in this way. Besides, the mylar cover is not a 'single-use' item. That cover may just last the entire life of that book, and prolong the life of the book while it's at it.
I hadn't even thought about the high fructose corn syrup angle - Eco Cat LAdy. Good point.
11 months ago on Will a NYC Ban on Large Sugary Sodas Decrease Obesity or Increase Plastic Waste?
It's so bizarre that removing this is such an issue. Don't we have the technology?? :) I propose a big crane lifts it out of the water, puts it on a truck and takes it somewhere where it can be used. Is that possible? Or an some big ship or something.
11 months, 1 week ago on Thoughts About Recycling Styrofoam After Japanese Dock Washes Up On Oregon Coast