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Now THAT’S a good use for those wine corks….

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

The majority of the 13 billion wine corks sold into the market each year wind up as waste, filling our landfills with yet another thing that we can reuse. Amorim, of Portugal is the world’s largest producer of natural cork. They are working to help keep it from being wasted by sponsoring the American arm of the organization called ReCork America.

SOLE, a Canadian company that the manufactures premium footbeds, socks and sandals, announced its partnership with ReCORK America just recently. Their goal is to divert cork from these landfills and re-purpose them into the soles of their newest shoes. With the help of ReCORK, SOLE is collecting corks from companies such as American Airlines, The Wine Tasting Network, Whole Foods Markets in Northern California and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, to name a few. The 2010 footwear line is still in the works but is making great strides. “They provided us with thousands of used corks and we did the [research and design] necessary to successfully develop a cork blend that enhances the material properties of our products. This is the kind of sustainable effort that benefits everyone.” states Mike Baker, president of SOLE.

Be on the lookout for SOLE retailers near you that supply the re-purposed cork foot beds in 2010! голова болит секс голова болит секс

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Travel Wisely

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Oftentimes when we are heading to a vacation we want to have absolutely nothing to worry about. But, if you’re even a little bit environmentally conservative, when you are staying at a large hotel, it might cross your mind to think about all the waste that may take place. From the individually packaged shampoos and soaps to the thousands of gallons of water used to rewash the sheets that you slept in the night before.

Well worry no more! Well, worry less, I suppose. Now when looking for lodging, you can look for those that have been given the Green Seal. Green Seal is a 20-year-old, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable world. Green Seal created rigorous, science-based criteria for the lodging industry, which includes nearly 30 environmentally responsible components required for a hotel. Check out their website at

Unfortunately, it is a pretty rigorous and thorough test, so not too many places can brag about it. Green Seal created an unbiased standard for the lodging industry, known as GS-33, which encompasses almost 30 environmentally responsible components required by a hotel: recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, socially responsible purchasing, to name a few. Meeting these requirements means those resorts are substantially reducing our environmental impact and practicing sustainable

Some of the few requirements include sweeping the sidewalk instead of washing them, toilet tissue is made from at least 20 percent recycled fibers; facial tissue from at least 10 percent recycled fibers; and napkins and paper towels from at least 40 percent recycled fibers. Some others include, amenities (soap, shampoo, etc.) are packaged in recyclable materials and unused portions are donated to charity when possible; shower heads, faucets and aerators use low-flow, water-conserving fixtures or retrofits.

These eco-friendly and environmentally responsible hotels might be few and far between, but the differences they are making and the standards they are setting are worth the search. By supporting these businesses, you can help the hotel business know how important it is to there consumers to be green. скачать порноролики бесплатно лесбиянки

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